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Back when we were kids, we never wanted to be away from our mothers. We wanted to stay close to them as much as possible. That’s why it makes us unhappy every time we see them leave. We even would bawl our eyes out with desperation just to see them coming back to us. This is how badly we should want to be with JESUS on His second coming. And the intensity of the desire is obviously seen in our actions. One’s deeds can tell how much he longs to be in God’s Kingdom.
Anyone in a clear state of mind would answer ‘Yes’ when asked if he wants to go to heaven. None would refuse. But if we really do long for it then everything we must do right now is all about getting ourselves ready for the Lord’s coming. But how should we prepare well for the coming of our Lord JESUS CHRIST? Think about the story of the ten wise and foolish virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. Be like the five wise who took oil in jars along with their lamps. They might had anticipated the oil in their lamps would not be enough until the coming of the groom and so they decided to bring extra jars of oil with them.
Matthew 25:13 says, “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” In this verse, God is reminding us to be on guard at all times, that we shouldn’t fall into sleep. We must be consistent with God, to be obedient to His Word, and not to be lukewarm in faith. We are not to grow weary in well doing because we’ll reap the harvest if we do not give up. So let’s continue to do the will of God in our lives. Do good unto others, reach out to the lost souls, share the word of God, and be a salt and light to the world by being obedient to what the Bible instructs us to do.
We have a call right now to be active in the ministry God has entrusted us by using our God-given talents and skills for His glory. Let Him be the light when you start to doubt your capabilities and when you become uncertain of things to come. Involving yourself in the ministry does not require you to be perfectly skilled or talented but instead to have the willingness in your heart to learn and improve more to be able to give God the glory due His Name.
At the end of the day, it is God that we want to please and not the people around us. Let us walk with the Gospel. People observes how we talk, how we act, and how we live our lives. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But for the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Christians are considered loving and peace-makers and not ones who start an evil deed. We should be the first ones spreading love to everyone and helping others to heal from hate and brokenness, uplifting the faith of the weak, and guiding them into righteousness.
Don’t just be contented of being able to perform your ministry. Be thirsty to grow in your faith. Do not lose hope in times of trouble, trust in the Lord, and be in awe by His revelation leading you to the grandest miracle and fulfillment of your life. We have to always long for God’s presence. He will come back for those who remain faithful until the end. Thus, stay awake and get ready for JESUS IS COMING SOON.