Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wait? Act!

One last thought on the WAIT or ACT controversy.  My son said, "Mom, I'm confused.  You had me all ready to ACT and then you said WAIT.  What do I do?"

It's pretty simple, really.  God promised Joshua he would win the battle.  In order to win a battle you have to show up for the fight, so Joshua started marching.

When David could have easily taken Saul's life, he would not.  Yes, it would have been a shortcut to becoming king and it would have saved David years of fighting for his own life.  But David did not want to become king that way. 

If your action would at worst go against Scripture and at best it would be questionable or find yourself justifying your action, most likely you need to wait.  However if God promises you victory in a battle then show up for the fight with your weapons cleaned, sharpened and ready to go.  And if you need to march all night to get there, take your pj's off, put your hiking boots on and get moving!

Want to follow Christ?  ACTION is REQUIRED!

Matthew 25:34-40 (The Message)

 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why:
I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.’
 “Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’

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