There is still much to do in 2021 to be salt and light, especially in our workplaces, as we have been challenged to do during our recent “God at Work” course.
We need to recognize the times we live in; we are living in the last days, and we need to be busy preparing for His return. We do not follow those who are known for receiving flattery and are spiritual celebrities. As Paul says to Timothy, “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” (2 Tim 4:3).
In Daniel 11:32 it says that the king of the north will play up to those who betray the holy covenant, corrupting them even further with his seductive talk, but those that stay courageously loyal to their God will be strong and do great exploits.
As children of God, we are best equipped to change a broken world from the inside out, as our hope is in Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvellous light. Even though our outward man is perishing, our inward man is being renewed day by day. We serve God by living in the freshness of a new life in the power of the Holy Spirit and we are agents of change in this world by His power.
If we are concerned with pleasing people, we are in danger of losing our mission. The purpose of our mission is to know Jesus and make Him known. “Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord, His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth,” (Hosea 6:3).
Jesus has given us the mandate to share His love with this broken world. Instead of surrendering to complacency or the fear of man, we need a baptism of love which will thrust us forth into His harvest field.
Lord, we pray that we may know You and the power of Your resurrection.
We pray that You will touch our nation and help us all to do great exploits as we see Your day approaching.