Monday, April 11, 2011

Pastor Mony, (me) and Dr. Heng Lim, outside of Mondulkiri, Cambodia.

What does it take for us to awaken?

What will cause us to turn loose of the comforts to which we cling?

We are racing at a frenetic pace towards the end times. Simultaneously, we seem to be more focused on intensifying our grip on that which CANNOT be saved, while those who CAN, aren't given consideration.

Do we realize that each of us are going to give an account for how we use our time? Each of us will stand before Him to provide explanation.

What crowns will we lay at His feet, as individuals, if our time is spent cultivating that which cannot be preserved in eternity, to increase momentary pleasures, in the present?

I am reminded of John the Baptist, who was a "voice crying in the wilderness." He was the "forerunner" of Christ. He tried to prepare people to be ready to receive! He gave his life in service, then gave his life completely, and surely considered it all gain!

Where are the 'postrunners?' Who is taking on the responsibilities we are expected to carry? Where is the army of God?

Many are in the fields, seeking to make a difference!

Exponentially more than that number, are safely entrenched in the comforts of futility. Making excuses, and building walls to protect their hearts from the potential recognition of His call. They are battle ready, should the Word penetrate their perimeter.

How must it break the heart of our Father, that we are too accustomed to pleasure to be willing to participate in His plan? Our motto? "There's always more time..."

The collective voice of the martyrs is crying out, "How long Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?" Rev 7:10

His response?

"...wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed." Rev 7:11

"And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." Mtw 24:14 (there are over 6800 unreached people groups in our world, and they comprise over 40% of the earths population... we are NOT close yet, to reaching the world. We must GO!)

The problem?

"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." (Mtw 9:37-38)

We must pray! Hearts change through prayer. Our hearts! Our excuses fade into the horizon when are bodies are penitent, and our ears inclined to hear His voice!

We will never go until we first pray! We will not pray until we awake from our slumber... our stupor... our personal goals.

The fields are all around us. Once we exit our comforts, we enter the fields. We don't have to cross a border, we just have to open our hearts. We must begin in prayer. He WILL use us!



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