July 1st – The Race Is On

When do I not walk with you? In worship you seek My presence, in also My Word, but then you raise your head to the work of the day and My presence is forgotten. Without thought of your true identity in Me, and your greater calling, swiftly you run as if to a game of time and skill. Eagerly you enter in, forgetting the light you bear and the Name you carry to the world. The days of man are given real; strong in the senses are the realities of life. In this also, emotion and the weight of the day and its tasks, multiplying as demands. But in this also, there is to be your faith – the integration of My promises of new life, and My commands that bear the fruit of My Spirit to others. The days of your busyness will pass as the wind; they rise up and calm before even the sun sets. The test of this earth is but a blink, and your life and toil, like the passing of the shadow of the sparrow, forgotten quickly, except for the eternal worth of the light spread in My love and generosity flowing through you as you spend your short days. Forget not that your breath is given to bless others, and to draw close through My Spirit to the Father. Your life is full. Do not let that fullness become a stumbling block to the great fruit in good works prepared long ago. Be not blind of your work to God, while you accomplish the work of your days.

Acts 1:8 (ESV) – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 

Bottom Line:  It is easy to run into the workday without thinking about our Godly calling and mission. Sunday was great, but now Monday rises with a roar. The list of tasks to be accomplished is long and familiar, and we are reminded of the carry-over from last week. As Christ-followers, our mission is not only to get our tasks done well, but to accomplish God’s work by shining His light. This can sometimes be hard to do, and it is hard to remember in our culture. Today, as we run headlong into the week, let’s ask the Holy Spirit to remind us, even though Sunday has passed, that He has work to do today too, through us.

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