Wednesday, July 17, 2013

All that is required?

Those of us who have been Christians for a long time sometimes forget that we have no claim or right to the grace we have received. When we feel we deserve it, that it is ours by right, it is no longer grace and we have no claim on it. To be a part of God's family is a gift pure and simple. Our lives and all we have are given by the Holy God who spoke the world into existence.

Take a moment to step back and look at our situation from the outside. We live in a country with freedoms never before experienced and our church facility is so much more than adequate. There is nothing to keep us from reaching out to those in need. Are we content with sharing ourselves and all we have a couple of times a year? Doesn't Christ charge us to empty ourselves and give freely with open hands? Luke 12:48 tells us " whom much is given, much is required". Are we doing and giving all that is required of us?

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