Monday, March 24, 2014

Full Time Follower!

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Now I ask you to make a promise. Make it in the presence of God, who gives life to all, and in the presence of Christ Jesus, who openly told Pontius Pilate about his faith. Promise to obey completely and fully all that you have been told until our Lord Jesus Christ returns.


The glorious God

is the only Ruler,

the King of kings

and Lord of lords.

At the time that God

has already decided,

he will send Jesus Christ

back again.


Only God lives forever!

And he lives in light

that no one can come near.

No human has ever seen God

or ever can see him.

God will be honored,

and his power

will last forever. Amen.

I Timothy 6:13-16

In the current state of economic affairs in the United States many "full time" employees are being converted into "part time" workers. It is a disturbing shift of the labor force that cannot end well if it continues. Working only a few hours a week cannot for most people provide the income needed to live independently of the state welfare system.

Everyone who comes to Jesus is offered the "position" of a "FULL TIME FOLLOWER" of the Lord. In God's economy there is no need for Part Time Christians. They are the ones whose hearts are not totally given over to Jesus and the pull of the world will take it's toll on their lives.

In the world's labor force working 40 hours a week is considered full time, but followers of Jesus are "on the clock" 24-7 or 168 hours a week! Full time for Jesus is listening for His direction with every breath you take. Christians do not have the luxury of saying "I can't do that for You, Jesus because I am not 'one duty' right now."

So the question for me as a follower of Jesus is not: "How many hours I am working for Him in a week?" But rather: "Am I spending even one hour without being available to hear His call?"

If your honest answer is that you are a "Part Time" Christian, then you need to go to Jesus and ask Him for a "Full Time" job in the Kingdom of God!

"Lord Jesus, I confess to You that I very often take 'time off' from following You. Give me the strength to obey You completely and fully as I wait for Your return. And may You be praised forever! Amen."

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