My schedule has been full over the last four weeks and time off has been limited. I don't seem to do very well at taking a day off during the week when I work all weekend, but there are times when my body lets me know that I need to "come away and rest a while." I am getting better at heeding those signs and I try to at least shorten some of the work days.
The difficulty for me is the sense of urgency that I feel in regard to proclaiming the Good news of the Kingdom. As I watch our society drift further and further away from God it seems to me that time is of the essence. Do we really believe that hell exists? Do we believe that people go there if they reject the love of Christ? If so, what are we doing to help lost souls? Can we afford to approach this crisis in faith casually?
I would encourage each of you to read slowly the Nicene Creed or the Apostles' Creed. Prayerfully meditate on the truths contained in either one of these creeds. How are these words impacting the way you live? Is the love of God BURNING within you? Do you truly THIRST for God?
My dear people of faith, there is no time to be lukewarm. (Read Revelation chapter 3 verses 15 and 16. That is the last book of the Bible.) Our world needs faithful witnesses. Study your faith. Pray. Ask for a renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life. Fulfill God's plan for your life with zeal and fervor. Be a saint!