Monday, October 20, 2014

Just More Praise - Stand the Watch

Habakkuk 2:1-4

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Stand the Watch
In the Body of Christ, we are all given a task...a watch.  Each and every one of us has an assignment.  In truth, every living person has an assignment; but those of us who have accepted salvation have literally volunteered our service. 

We have a watch.  And with a watch, our duty is to stand the watch.  

Whatever the watch is, that's the calling.  If we are called to be a Pastor, then we must pastor. Called to teach?  Teach.  Called to serve?  Serve.  Called to feed?  Feed. Called to clean up?  You get it.  

Good times, bad times, cooperative times, teeth pulling times.  We are to do the thing we're called to do. Sometimes the work can seem thankless and hard. And yet, if we're honest with ourselves, it's not the work.  It's us.  

Thanks came at the cross, and is expressed everyday from a loving, devoted Father.  And as far as the work being hard, more times than not it's that the work...the work we're designed to do... it's not that it is hard.  It's that it clashes with our own agendas.  

Think about it...sharks don't tire of swimming.  Migrating geese don't get  together and decide 'lets walk instead of flying'. Trees don't bend over and take a nap.  Dogs don't meow.  Cows don't produce orange juice.  When we're designed to do something, we function at our absolute best when we're doing it.

Loved ones, service to the Father isn't hard.  Yielding is.  And when we remember that we are not responsible for the results, just our obedience, it takes all the pressure off us, and gives all the glory to Him.

Stand your watch.  Do the work assigned.  Be in the right place at the right time as He has designed. Follow after the Holy Spirit, even when His leading makes no earthly sense.  Don't worry about the means or the ends. All that God intended from our labor will come to pass.  Though it tarry, just do the work.

Be blessed.  

And please forgive my absence.  I will stand my watch.

Habakkuk 3:17-19

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

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