Chaos in the midst of the storm?
Only 3 things will remain Faith, Hope and Love and the greatest is Love. The Ephesians were chastised and told to repent. All their good works counted for nothing. Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
My observation today is many Churches are doing good works but have abandoned their first love. How strange? The world will know us by our love not our works. (John 13:35) What love? The love we have for one another and our first love which is the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Thumbprint of God:
This morning as I drove back from dropping off my ids I looked up in wonder and thought, “How amazing it is that God can paint a canvas for our benefit every morning”.
After listening to someone on Focus on the Family about a little girl being lost in the mountains I was consumed by tears. Tyler kept looking at me out of the corner of his eyes. He had been laughing and here I was crying. Then it struck me. I was moved by compassion for all those who were dying and going to a lost eternity. I was frustrated because there was no platform for me to communicate the love of God that has been shed abroad in my heart. All I could think of is that I am surrounded by people busy doing great works but have forsaken their first love.
Love is our only Weapon:
I used to sing 1 Corinthians 13 the love Chapter with my cousin Ken at Old Age homes, schools and just about anywhere that someone would listen. That was long before the Carpenters Workshop in 1985. I remember their faces would light up with joy and sorrow. The Holy Spirit would move upon them in an unprecedented way.
Soweto 1985 with The Carpenters Workshop saw the hand of God move Witch Doctors to their knees to plead for Salvation.
The most we see in Church today is “Welcome, join our club”.
It’s Coming, are you ready?:
The all consuming fire of the Holy Spirit is about to move on this Nation once again. People we have forsaken our first love. There is chaos in the storm where there should be peace that passes all understanding. It’s time to repent and turn from our wicked ways and serve the one true God.