"Those who love Him serve Him well. Those who give him mere lip service will get up and act busy when He comes through the door" -'At His Feet' devotional by Tiegreen
"The Lord said, "Who is the wise and trusted servant that the master trusts to give the other servants their food at the right time? When the master comes and finds the servant doing his work, the servant will be blessed. I tell you the truth, the master will choose that servant to take care of everything he owns. But suppose the servants thinks to himself, 'My master will not come back soon,' and he begins to beat the other servants, men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk. The master will come when the servant is not ready and is not expecting him. Then the master will cut him in pieces and send him away to be with the others who don't obey.
The servant who knows what his master wants but is not ready, or who does not do what the master wants, will be beaten with many blows! But the servant who does not know what his master wants and does things that should be punished will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded. And from the one trusted with much, much more will be expected." Luke 12: 42-48
I have heard Grant preach on living with an urgency that Jesus is coming back on several different occasions. I think we have even discussed it in bible study on Thursday nights and today I was reading in my "At His Feet" devotional by Tiegreen (WONDERFUL!) and it talked about this subject again. I wonder if God is trying to tell me something!?!? I think this is something that as Christians we NEED that constant reminder. The bible study said this morning that "Many Christians believe that Jesus is coming again but do not live with the urgency that indicates that it is a real belief." And, yes, Jesus did say that over 2,000 years ago but "he intends for us to live every day with an eternal perspective, sowing seeds that will bear everlasting fruit. He wants us to be single-minded in our service, preparing his household in the same way we would if He were standing beside us telling us what to do. "
That last part struck me. God wants us to be single-minded in our service. Single-minded with eternity as our focus. It makes me want to strive harder to tell people about Christ and to "sow the seeds that will bear everlasting fruit"
We had a wedding shower (1st of the season for me!) for our college friends, Lauren and Chad, and then we headed to a party that was held at Mike Miller's old home by one of our friends we grew up with who lives there now. That is where the pictures from above came from. The court was up to NBA (I think it's NBA ...or something along those lines???) specifications and the guys had a blast pretending to live out their childhood dreams of being pro basketball players! I, being all preggo, just relaxed and watched. We had some Mellow Mushroom pizza (did the Memphis people know that it just opened here!?) and it was pretty good! Then, we closed out the weekend with Reverb at Bartlett which is always fun to see and hang out with the youth!
Now onto a new week...with a different challenge in mind of keeping single-minded with eternity as my focus! I don't think it will be easy and I am pretty sure that I will have to remind myself daily, but I am always up for the challenge!