Only 364 days to go...and what are you going to do with them?
I am not talking about resolutions, but accomplishments. Resolutions are made each year and they usually have something to do with a change in behavior and they are often forgotten very quickly. The question today is what dream are going to capture in 2008? Is your vision this year to win someone to Jesus? Perhaps, you want to teach more Bible studies or Sunday school. Are you willing to emerge from your comfort zone? Are you willing to stretch beyond your abilities to impact your community for Jesus Christ?
2Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
There were many men and women in the scripture that were considered ordinary, but became extraordinary simply because they made themselves available to God. They were willing to stand in the gap. The book of Ezekiel documents God looking for someone to make a difference...
Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
My prayer is that when God is looking for someone in my community in 2008 that He sees me willing to stand in the gap. I have a desire that 2008 be a year of harvest, but that will take a people willing to step up and make a difference.
Have a Happy New Year from the Eaby family.