Monday, April 18, 2011

Just Because You Don't See...

Acts 12:12 (King James Version)

And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

Just Because You Don't See It....

We had our Men's Conference at Fellowship this past weekend. From what I hear, the first two nights were wonderful. Men of God came to the full knowledge of the obligation of the title. They looked at themselves in the mirror and found men. Praise the Lord!

On Saturday, we women joined in the transformation and celebration. As the praise ensued, I was struck by a testimony that rang true with so many people there. One of the brothers got up and shared that 'he got it'. He was talking about a specific message and he said, 'although I'd heard it for years, I finally got it!'

I found that testimony so encouraging. It is easy to get concerned that the work we do, the prayers we pray, the testimonies we share can get old. Those of us who are chosing to be disciples can freely admit that 'we've heard it before' and to our own failings, deny ourselves the freshness of new revelation.

Saints, if you are called to a work, do that work. It doesn't matter if you actually get to see the progress or not. What matters is that the work is done and that we have faith that God's word 'will not return to him void' (Isaiah 55:11). Like those praying for Peter's release in the scripture above, the focus of the prayer can happen without you seeing it.

There was as song we learned at camp as kids that went:
The sun is always shining
Somewhere, somewhere
Just because you cannot see it
Doesn't mean it
Isn't there...

I challenge you to say SON instead of sun, and change it to HE/HIM. Remember that His work is being done through you. If you let Him shine, then He will handle the rest. In His own words, And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. (John 12:32)

You wouldn't have received Christ if someone didn't do their job. Who will receive Christ because you are doing yours? Therefore, be diligent in what you're called to do. It will accomplish what He wills it to. Be faithful.

If what you do didn't matter, then why would He call you to do it?

Galatians 6:2-10 (King James Version)
2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Don't be weary...

It is the time of year that we celebrate the resurrected Savior! Please know that you are welcomed and encouraged to share this special time with us. Celebrate Jesus with Fellowship. If you do not know Christ as Lord, I pray you will come this Sunday and meet Him for yourself. If you do not have a church home for this special day, I hope I see you there.

Evg. Stephanie Robinson

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Fellowship Church

Where Passions Become Reality
Because you are a CHOSEN GENERATION!

455 Hwy 138, Ste C
Jonesboro, GA 30238
Alton Watkins, Pastor

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