What is our calling and what does thee Lord expect of us ? Are we giving Him, our Lord and Master the fruit He expects from us. Apostle Paul said – I have kept the faith, I have finished the course.…. are we on the appointed Heavenly course ? When an athlete runs the race he must be on the right track. In case he breaks the track he could still continue running, but in the end faces disqualification. Let us run with all diligence, focused on the course laid by Him, so as to win a prize.
As we are careful to make our call and election and our position in building His Kingdom sure, we receive further grace to build and stand upon the rock. As 2 Pet 3:10 says
Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
In 2 Chron 26 we read about King Uzziah who was a mighty king and who prospered as long as he sought the Lord. But the day he went into the temple to burn incense, as his heart was lifted up to his own destruction, the Lord struck him with leprosy. He did not heed the priests advice not to do so… and did what he was not called to do.
Let us run so as to build His Kingdom as members of a larger body of Christ. Let us build in a way He wants it and produce fruits Matt 21:43,44
“Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”
Bearing fruits in our relationship with him, giving Him the fruit of our lips – Thanks giving and Praise, fruits in our relationship with others – doing unto them as we would like them to do unto us and shining in this dark world with the True Light of Christ from within.
For the shaking continues as the Bible says in Haggai 2:6
“For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land;
After the Tsunamis and earthquakes, rising of nations against each other and rising terrorism, and now the current years being full of reports of the shaking of dry land, the shootouts, terror attacks, refugee situation and so on. Situations which the world had not seen in such great magnitude. Is this not the time to stay our hearts, mind and our focus on the return of the King. To look upto Him and to Him alone the Coming King. As recorded in Luke 21:28
Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
So when the King returns what will He find us doing- Ready ,serving, building, WATCHING
Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat,and will come and serve them.
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Luke 12:40
The time and season calls for His Kingdom priorities to be first in our lives even as we continue to live for Him. Surely He is returning. Let us make our calling and election sure, and put our house in order.