October 1 (Luke 12:35-36)
Stay dressed for action and keep
your lamps burning,
The class in the room next to the one in which I teach is a French classroom, and the teacher stands in the door each day during the passing periods holding vocabulary cards. Her students must define one of the words before entering. She was absent recently, and I was impressed with her students when I saw them taking her spot and doing what she always does. They were holding the cards for their classmates to define as they came to class.
I have no way of knowing whether Jesus will return while I am still alive, but if He does, I want Him to find me doing what He has called me to do. I am glad for my call and want to fulfill it in ways that please Him. I want Him to take joy that one of His servants has served Him well.
If He were to return tomorrow, where would He find you? Would He find you using the gifts He has given you, developing them, and putting them to use in work for the kingdom of God? If Jesus entered any aspect of your life, would He join you in what you were doing because He could recognize the work as His own?
Lord Jesus, I consecrate the work of my life to You. In great works and in small, in my response to major callings and in my fulfillment of daily activities, may all I do, say, and think be to Your glory. Amen.
Copyright © 2017 by Steven R. Perkins