The presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives should change everything we do. We are not the same as we were before we invited the Lord into our lives.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:12-14, NIV)
When God gives us a task to do; we should do it and NOW! You may not have a “Next Time!”
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”
“Don’t put God off till Sunday”…he doesn’t work on the same timetable we do! Christ waits for others to come, but he will come whether we are prepared or not!
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ…” (Philippians 3:20, NIV)
Preparing ~ Debra