It's time for this weeks installment of Crazy Love. I think a lot of you read chapter two weeks ago because of it's intriguing title, "You might not finish this chapter." It was almost like a challenge for me. In this chapter we were confronted with the brevity of life and the fact that we are not the one whom the world revolves around. We are in fact only a small player in the whole scheme of things. My question for you is are you living in such a way that you are making an impact for the kingdom?
In our time together this morning at the men's bible study we discussed this chapter in depth. One of the questions we discussed challenged us to remember someone who died unexpectadly and tell about the regrets they might have had. This provided us with quite a few stories of those who died young in life and made a huge impact on the kingdom, it also confronted us with some lives that had a very negative impact on the ones they left behind. I shared that I have done a lot of funerals over my seven years of ministry. Some of those have been very easy to do. The deceased was very active and growing in their faith, with the fruit to prove it. Others were only professors of faith and showed no fruit or life change. You can imagine those were services that were approached in a very different manner. One easily preached and given as an example for others to strive for as they grow in their faith, the other a seemingly wasted life. I don't want to waste my life.
Consider what you would regret today if you stood before Jesus. What changes will you make in your life that will help you approach the end knowing you have not wasted it. Cry out to the father and draw close to Him that he may show you your dire need of Him and His spirit's work in your life.
For next week, read chapter 3. I will see you soon. God bless.
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