April 26, 2009

God is Always in Season

We are the ones that either fall out of season or have not ripened enough into the fruit of the Lord.

Many of us suffer from the unbalanced tendency to "be ready" only "out of season." The season does not refer to time; it refers to us. This verse says, "Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season." In other words, we should "be ready" whether we feel like it or not...One of the worst traps a Christian worker can fall into is to become obsessed with his own exceptional moments of inspiration...If you make a god out of your best moments, you will find that God will fade out of your life, never to return until you are obedient in the work He has placed closest to you, and until you have learned not to be obsessed with those exceptional moments He has given you.

Oswald Chambers - My Utmost For His Highest: April 25 Devotional

God is always in season and as such we need to be ready to sample what he is offering us every day, whether we feel in the season or not.

Service to the Lord is unending (it is for our lifetime), it is uncompromising (it is paramount in our lives), but it is incomparable (there is nothing else in our lives like it).

You can serve for a season in a specific role or purpose and then move on, but be sure that serving the Lord is an eternal state once you place your trust and faith in Jesus.

But just because it is for eternity, do not think you should sit around thinking about it for a long time. Do it now.

How long should you think? I'll give you as long as it takes to share the Gospel:

Jesus died for our sins and arose from the dead.

There, I'm done. What are you waiting for?

Get busy.

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