Are you discouraged? Do you feel aimless and restless? Do you regularly find yourself dissatisfied? Do you struggle to grow in the Lord? I want to remind you briefly how to be filled with upper case “Life,” the life Jesus Christ came to give us: I have come that you might have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
Christ taught us that the way to get Life, is to give yours away: …whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39 In other words, if you want the Lord to fill you with Life, spend your life on the Kingdom of God.
Take Christ’s words to heart and deliberately and intentionally build Christ’s church. Participate in our church plant evangelism opportunities in New Caney. Serve at Farrington Mission. Participate in facility work days. Go on one of our mission trips to a UPG. Find ways to serve in our church. Significant, personal sanctification happens through evangelism and sacrificial service to building Christ’s church. As you pour out your Life on the Kingdom, Christ will pour life into you–we can never out give God!
And be sure to spend your Life on the Kingdom of God in the context of our local church, not just on your own serving the Kingdom somewhere, laying your own plans. Christ’s design for our sanctification and long-term faithfulness is worshiping with our church, studying the Bible with our church, praying with our church, evangelizing with our church, serving with our church, etc. Isolation is death. Biblical community is the environment of Life.