WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
So what are you going to do?
These are the words I heard the Lord speak in my spirit a few weeks ago. Suddenly, I felt the need to call a young man. This man was someone who had shared with me awhile back that he was in the process of making some decisions that would affect his life, family and ministry tremendously. I immediately picked up the phone and called him. When he answered the phone I simply asked him: "What are you going to do?" To my surprise, at that very moment the Lord was dealing with him and already he had begun making those life altering decisions.
It's so amazing how God works!
I ask the same question to each of you:
What are you going do? What are you going to do to make your church a better place? What are you going to do to build the kingdom? When the Holy Spirit directs you to say or do something, will you do it or will you make an excuse?
I heard someone once say if you are not a part of the solution you are a part of the problem. So again I ask, what are you going to do?
This question should be answered individually as well as collectively. In part, our collective answer should be in line with our church covenant. On an individual level, it's time for some introspection -- in other words, look inwardly and reflect on your ways, your thoughts, behaviors and actions. We need to step up! No more of the same old same old. No more doing the same things the same way expecting different results.
We must make a commitment right now; a commitment to respond the question, what are you going to do?
We need to be EXTREMELY aware of this truth: what we do, directly or indirectly, affects the body of Christ. Yes that's right! Someone is looking at you. The truth is that you affect the kingdom either negatively of positively simply by the way you present yourselves. The Apostle Paul makes it very clear that we are one body with many members.
I find this to be awesome. In Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians and Colossians Paul makes over 30 references to the body of Christ.
Do we really take the time to look at ourselves as vessels? Instruments? Tools for The Lord's use and service? Do we really know how significant we are? Yes, we are all important to the process of kingdom building.
I ask you again what are you going to do? Are you going to be committed to showing Christ's love to those who attend church in practical and tangible ways? Are you going to be there for each other? When someone stumbles are you going to help him/her up? Let me put it in a different way:
Where are you? What role will you play? What member of the body will you become? What function will you perform? How will you help to make the body what it ought to be?
I would love to hear from you. Please email me with your responses; you may send them to Pastorgreen@timothybaptistchurchma.com
Keep Your Eyes On The SON,
Pastor Larry Green