1 Thessalonians 5:6-10
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
We are slightly less than six months away from shouting HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now, please do NOT get the wrong idea because I am NOT trying to rush through the remainder of 2013. On the contrary, I am even more committed to discovering and experiencing ALL that God has for me in the remaining months, weeks, and days of the year of our Lord 2013. What about you?
I can be honest with you and tell you that there are already things in 2013 that I have learned, celebrated, forgotten, neglected, overcome, waited for and the year is still not over. And so, on TODAY and for the next 21 days, I am RE-committing myself to seeking and seeing clearly GOD’S VISION for my life. I do not want to be like those who are asleep or wasting their time on assignments, people, places, or things that are not central or essential to God’s Vision for their lives. I do not want to fall asleep or stay asleep when it comes to fulfilling God’s Purpose for my life and BlogFam, I want to encourage you as I encourage myself to WAKE UP!!!
YES! I am sounding the alarm because I do not want any one of you to get lazy or be lackadaisical when it comes to actively pursuing GOD and whatever GOD has for you to do or to be. I know that you already know that everything we go through is preparation for what is next. I know that you know that there are consequences for every action we take. I know that you know that our words mean something to those who hear or internalize them. I know you already know a lot of things that will lead and guide you to becoming the very best You that You can be. So, all I am saying today is WAKE UP! And like Nike… JUST DO IT!
BlogFam, ultimately, God wants us to live together with Him for all of eternity but until that glorious day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Friends, I want you to be faithful AND hopeful, loving AND complete. And while we do need our rest physically, when it comes to our Spiritual lives, we must fight the sleep and stay awake so that we can maximize the life our God has given to us by fulfilling God’s Vision/Purpose for our lives!
BlogFam, will you join me?
Will you WAKE UP and not sleep away the remaining days of 2013?
Will you commit yourself to being faithful, hopeful, loving, and
complete in Christ?
I hope and pray that you will. I hope and pray that you will intentionally commit yourself to maximizing the months, weeks, and days until the moment we scream HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope that you will not dismiss or write off this year as over, gone, done, finished, without doing everything you can to be the very best that you can be. I hope that this year continues to unfold wonderful blessings and wisdom-filled lessons that will prepare you for the BEST that is yet to come!
BlogFam, WAKE UP!!! And THANK GOD that this year is NOT over!
God Loves You and I Do Too!!!
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P.S. - I want to INVITE ALL VISIONARIES to join me in a 21 day fast this month to TUNE IN to what the Lord may be speaking to you in this latter half of 2013. WILL YOU JOIN ME? I am excited that beginning TODAY, July 7 and through July 27, I will be TUNING IN to what God's VISION is for me. I want to continue to SEE clearly God's purpose/vision for my life and I want the same for ALL of you!