What to Be Watching For
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3
I'm about to tell you something that, if you know me at all, will be very shocking. Ready?
I want you to be part of the in crowd.
Now, I know that I talk a lot about how materialism is the worst, most seductive evil that we face these days. I preach that we've got to be sold out for Jesus enough that we don't worry anymore about what the world wants us to do, that we need to make sure we're accepted by Jesus rather than by the world.
So why am I saying that I want you in the in crowd? It's because I don't want you left behind. Look at our verses today. I love this word in that is mentioned here, and my question is, are you?
The days in which we live are like the days of Noah. What I mean is, Jesus is coming soon, and the days after that get ugly real fast. And when it gets to that day, you're either in or you're out. You can't be playing the fence on this one. The Lord wants you in-in the family, in the fold, in relationship, not just close. Those who were close to the ark did not benefit from the ark. Not just with, but in-committed for life.
I mean you are in Christ and Christ is in you. Your faith is in Christ. Your love is in Christ. Your patient of hope is anchored in Christ, committed in for life. I mean, locked down and locked up. You're in. No way out.
Are you completely in Christ, committed to Christ for life? If not, right now you need to pray to the Lord about this, the most important decision of your life.
Get off the fence. Stop being a spectator. You need in. You need to be part of this in crowd.
Come join the family. Jesus is coming soon.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You for giving me the chance to come to You before You return! Whatever it takes, I turn to You today so that I will always be found in You alone. Come save me today!