The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass. (Philip Yancey)
The Word of God
And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere, even beyond Greece, for wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God. We don’t need to tell them about it, for they themselves keep talking about the wonderful welcome you gave us and how you turned away from idols to serve the true and living God. And they speak of how you are looking forward to the coming of God’s Son from Heaven – – Jesus, whom God raised from the dead. He is the one who has rescued us from the terrors of the coming judgment. (1 Thessalonians 1:8-10, NLT)
Today’s reading: Isaiah 31-35
Really Busy: Isaiah 33
There is a truth that states, “The only way for evil to win is for good men and women to do nothing.”
God has entrusted to our care the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our family and friends and the world in which we live. We have an eternal hope in Jesus, and each day brings us closer to His triumphant return. We can make the difference as we purpose to live our lives in such a way that brings glory and honor to Jesus.
Truthfulness, caring, honesty, loving accountability, forgiveness and encouraging words can make the difference in someone’s life. I wonder who will experience Jesus as they interact with us today?
God’s richest blessings on your journey and Be There!