The impact it has on an organization! The impact it has on a company! The impact it has on a nation?
Consider the leaders you have in your life…Are they doing things that align to God’s will? Are they going against it? Are they leading people towards God? Are they leading people away from God?
What is the impact it is having on the organization? What is the impact it is having on the company? What is the impact it is having on the nation?
Throughout history I have read how the pendulum swings back and forth – aligned with God apart from God. Throughout history I have watched the impact of the leaders on the societies they were leading. Throughout history I have heard the impact of people getting what they wanted or asked for. Throughout history I have heard the impact of God’s grace turning people and societies back to Him!
Do you realize the benefits and the consequences of your decisions? Do you realize the benefits and the consequences of your actions? Do you realize the benefits and the consequences to your organization, company or nation?
Consider your role! Consider your part of the plan! Consider your impact in the outcome!
We all need to choose! We all need to make our own decision! And we need to make it before it is too late! We need to choose if we will spend eternity with God or apart from God! We need to choose if we will ask Jesus to be our Lord and Savior or if we want to spend eternity apart from God!
There is a time coming! There is a time where some will be left behind! There will be a time when we will be called before God to give our account!
So let’s be living sacrifices today! Jesus paid it all so that we can sacrifice daily through our lives for the glory of God’s kingdom! Let’s live lives that are holy and pleasing to God! Let’s live our lives in a way that bring worship to God daily! Do you see what is going on around the world? Let’s not conform to the pattern of the world, but rather let’s be transformed by the renewing of our minds! Let’s allow this renewing of our minds to help us to discern God’s will! Let’s test and approve what is going on vs God’s will which is good, pleasing, and perfect!
Let’s be humble servants! Let’s humble ourselves and pray so that God can provide us the wisdom we need rather than thinking we have it all figured out! Let’s serve as the body of Christ to the world around us and to one another! We aren’t to go about this on our own, but we are to work together! We’ve each been given gifts and talents for a purpose! Let’s fulfill God’s purpose and plans through being good stewards of the talents God has give each of us! Let’s do it to our full potential! Let’s be ambassadors of hope, of love, and of peace! There are so many need! There are so many who need to hear the truth! The truth is what will set them free!
Take a look around at what is taking place and see if it aligns to what we read from Romans 12 today…
Love in Action9Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with the Lordʼs people who are in need. Practice hospitality.14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.17Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for Godʼs wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.20On the contrary:“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Does this sound like what is going on around the world? Does it sound like how people are living around you today? Does it sound like what is going on in the cities? Does it sounds like how the various organizations, companies, and governments are acting?
What’s different? What’s the same? What could be added? What could be removed?
What would it take for things to align to this part of today’s reading?
God loves you! God loves you so much that He has already paid the price if you would be willing to receive the gift! Would you? Will you? Could you? Can you? If not, what is holding you back from asking Jesus into your life?
God called me many years ago to stand in the gap during a prophecy setting. I thought it was interesting being a foreigner in the land, but it was the message I received!
This year I became a citizen! I felt the call and the responsibility to participate! I felt God’s calling to turn to Him and ask that His people who are called by His name would humble themselves and pray! I felt God’s calling the nation to turn from their wicked ways and turn back to Him! I stand in the gap holding onto His promise that : “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” So I stand in the gap praying for forgiveness over this land! So I stand in the gap praying for healing in this land! So I stand in the gap praying for you unity and for people to turn back to God and unify together as the nation as it was created … One Nation Under God!
So I stand in the gap praying that people will become rooted in the ways of God! So I stand in the gap praying that people will come together in truth and not be deceived by hollow or deceptive teaching and lies. So I stand in the gap praying that people will lean on God rather than their own ideas and traditions! Let’s come together as a people! Let’s come together with Jesus in the center for we know that cord of 3 strands is not easily broken! Let’s get back to the truth! Let’s get back to loving people! Let’s grab a hold of the top 2 rules Love God and Love your neighbor as yourself! Every time when the prophets showed up in the old testament it was because one of these two things were being broken!
Let’s forgive as Christ has forgiven us! Let’s forgive for as we have been forgiven let’s forgive others! As we forgive others, God will forgive us! Yes, there has been hurt! Yes, there has been pain! Yes, there has been issues!
So can we forgive? Can we ask Jesus to come into the middle of it and help us to walk in a spirit of reconciliation?
Let’s raise the bar and live according to God’s will and God’s plans and God’s purposes!
Let’s not try to be average! Let’s help raise the bar in accordance to God’s will!
Will today be the beginning of a transformation?