And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle…  1 Thessalonians 5:14

I'm idle way too often...

It’s ringing in me so loudly again. This happens to me about once every two months.

I remember.  The time is short.

We don’t have long before Christ returns. If we did, he would have said, “Honor me with your life and chill out playing video games, watching television, singing Lady Gaga songs and sleeping in bed all day long!”

Now, I’m not attacking any of those things above (just to let you know), but for me personally, I have a time-mechanism that kicks into gear within me ever-so-often that reminds me of what is really most important.

Christ is coming back soon.

This is what Jesus Christ said:

Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’  Mark 13:33-37

Yet I find that so many of us are sleeping. We become idle in life. We’re not “Watch!”ing for Christ’s return…in fact some of us, if we’re honest, live and think as if he won’t return for 10,000 years.

But Christ said he is returning soon. Yes, he said that over 2,000 years ago, but check this out: that means it’s even sooner than ever.

Live each day looking up in the sky, expecting Christ’s return. Be on the move! Don’t let yourself become idle…but make the most of every opportunity.

Live life honoring Christ with your time – showing His Love to the world, showing Christ to others through your love and actions.

As Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, said, “We still have the opportunity to reach a lost and dying generation with the love of Christ. It’s your generation, it’s now in your hands, it’s now your watch. What are you going to do about it?”

What are you going to do about it?


Big Note: It all starts with personally seeking Him ourselves…

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