Saturday, July 12, 2014

God’s To Do List!



The Lord isn't slow about keeping his promises, as some people think he is. In fact, God is patient, because he wants everyone to turn from sin and no one to be lost.

The day of the Lord's return will surprise us like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a loud noise, and the heat will melt the whole universe. Then the earth and everything on it will be seen for what they are.

Everything will be destroyed. So you should serve and honor God by the way you live.  You should look forward to the day when God judges everyone, and you should try to make it come soon. On that day the heavens will be destroyed by fire, and everything else will melt in the heat.   But God has promised us a new heaven and a new earth, where justice will rule. We are really looking forward to this!

2 Peter 3:9-13

The things that God has promised to do, will be done!  That is a more certain truth than "death and taxes." 

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ you can look forward to the "day of judgment."  For you that will be a day of reward not punishment.  You will see a new heaven and a new earth, where justice will rule.  But how can you "make it come soon?"  What can you do to hasten the day of judgment?  The answer is  this: Every time you put your hand to God's plow His "To Do" list get's shorter. 

By doing God's Will in this world you effectively hasten the coming of the Lord.  All of His promises will be kept before He returns.  As God checks things off of His list, we can never know when He will fulfill the final promise and Jesus will return!

So as you are obedient to the Lord Jesus Christ, you are also making God's final To Do list shorter.

"Lord Jesus, show me today something that needs to be done before You return.  May my feet take me where You want me to go, my hands do the things that You want done and my mouth utter the words that You choose!  Come quickly, Lord Jesus.  Amen."

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