Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Finish the Job
Have you ever had a huge project to do and do you remember how great you felt when it was completed? Years ago I had the privilege of starting a church. We as a church body were given several acres of prime land and I became the general contractor for the new church building. I remember the excitement of helping with the construction of that new building. And I well remember the joy of completing the job. Jesus came to earth to do the work of the Father. This work included His death on the cross. In His Great High Priestly prayer Jesus said "I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave me to do" (John 17:4). Jesus completed every task the Father told him to do in His earthly ministry. Jesus said He brought "Glory" to the Father by completing the work the Father had given Him to do. Paul comments on our life after salvation when he wrote "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do". (Ephesians 2:10). We, like Christ glorify our Father when we obediently do the good works He has prepared for us. We don't have to read the Bible very long before many of these good works come to light. We are to "love God and our neighbor". We are to "Do good unto all people, especially those of the household of faith" . We are to "Give to the poor and care for widows and orphans". As we walk in fellowship with the Lord, He will open our spiritual eyes and show us what He wants us to do. We all have an important place of service in His Church. We as Christians should be actively involved in a solid Bible teaching local church. We must develop a consistent prayer life, read the Bible and meditate on the Scriptures. We will find that knowing the Lord's will comes easy when we are walking in intimate fellowship with Him. I don't believe it's hard to miss the will of God, I believe its impossible to miss His will when we are seeking Him. Dr. Ken Copley is available for counseling, conferences, and local church meetings.