“I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God.” Revelation 3:1-2.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Revelation 1-4.
What an indictment!
People think that you have your spiritual life together but it ain’t so! You talk, you start, but you don’t finish.
Talk is cheap, and the start is always exciting and stimulating. But then reality kicks in. All the worries and uncertainties become large. Continuing on defers to backing off.
If you have been reading this blog during the last few months you know that I have written often about witnessing. When I write today about “unfinished business” it regards witnessing. (I have no doubt that there are plenty of other areas in my life that are “unfinished!)
I want witnessing to be a regular/normal part of my life and it isn’t. I continue to read “How To” books but it seems that the more I read the more hesitant I get. I understand that there is something to be said for being prepared, but all this preparation should not become an excuse to avoid doing it.
Look at the directness in today’s verses: “Wake up. Strengthen what remains and is about to die.” I am going to lose the momentum I have left to witness, if I don’t take action.
I sat in a diner this morning and as I ate and conversed, I glanced around the place. I saw people sitting alone and thought that they would be folks to witness to. I had a gospel tract with me, but I couldn’t bring myself to briefly interact with any of them and give them a tract. Another missed opportunity.
That I am becoming mindful of these missed chances is a good thing. I long to get past the “looking” level.
I certainly need to proceed carefully and selectively. I must rightly represent Him.
My goals are to get witnessing willingness and witnessing preparation to where He wants them to be.
“Lord, forgive me for being so fearful. Enable me to be mindful of You. I am inadequate apart from You. I ask You to give me divine appointments. Those are the ones in which I can rightly represent You. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”