A Call to Faithfulness (1 of 2) by Eddie Snipes
This content is part of a series.A Call to Faithfulness (Part 1 of 2)
Series: Answering the Call
The Open Door
We have heard the promises that those who wait on the Lord shall inherit the earth, those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, and the many passages that encourage us to wait on God. However, the church as a whole has lost its vision and therefore we have also lost our understanding as to what it means to wait on God. We are not called to wait on God to spur us into action. We are commanded to go and reach the world and be an impact in our communities for Christ. We are waiting while the harvest spoils. When we are not going, our faith will begin to fade. When the gospel is theory, it is exciting for a while, but then it begins to fade with our emotions. It is when we see God working through us that the theory becomes reality and God's word becomes alive! Jesus said that we are the salt of the earth, but if salt loses its flavor, it is good for nothing. If our faith loses its flavor, we will have no impact on our culture and our faith is good for nothing. Salt adds flavor and acts as a preservative. That is what our faith should do as well. When we follow God's call, we will be alive and will draw others to the gospel we live out as God uses our lives to preserve the moral climate of our communities. If our faith is alive and our families are impacted, it will then reach out to our communities and circle of influence. If we reach our communities, we will impact our nation and world outreach is a natural product. However, if we withdraw from reaching out, we remove the moral preservation to our nation and it will begin to decay; our communities will begin to decay and our families, churches and personal lives will begin to be contaminated by the moral decay around us. We cannot withdraw from our world and expect to remain godly. We will either be an influence in our world, or our world will influence us.
To wait on the Lord assumes we are alr ...
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