On a mission…
Sometimes I ask myself, why do I sit down with a cup of Cheerios and a mug of coffee early each morning and write? Why do I first “spill my guts out” to the Lord who I believe with all my hearts listens to his needy child? Why do I open the pages of my Bible to see what God has for me, and then for us? And most of all, why are hundreds of you checking in to read God’s Word with me? By the way, I pray for all you each morning, thanking God for you, realizing that we are not alone in this battle against the powerless prince of darkness. We just need to realize it.
Why? Paul explains why in the first paragraph to the people of Galatia…we are God-commissioned. I am God-commissioned and compelled by Him to get up early, giving my first thoughts to Him, to get my “marching orders” for the day, and then to prayerfully write in ways that might help others know Christ more and be rescued, too. It is by His amazing grace that we are helped, healed, and given peace through the storms with His Light for our journeys. That Light also shines on all the dark places of our soul so we will repent and be made whole. Focusing on His Light reflects brightly on our faces. That’s why. It’s all about Jesus, our Messiah, Savior and Lord.
Galatians 1, The Message
1-5 I, Paul, and my companions in faith here, send greetings to the Galatian churches. My authority for writing to you does not come from any popular vote of the people, nor does it come through the appointment of some human higher-up. It comes directly from Jesus the Messiah and God the Father, who raised him from the dead. I’m God-commissioned. So I greet you with the great words, grace and peace! We know the meaning of those words because Jesus Christ rescued us from this evil world we’re in by offering himself as a sacrifice for our sins. God’s plan is that we all experience that rescue. Glory to God forever! Oh, yes!
What do we learn?
–We work for God because of our devotion and love for Him.
–We do what He asks without thought of what the world thinks.
–We cannot do anything less, though we try sometimes, He always pulls His children back to Center and focus on Him.
–We cannot be silent. God’s plan is that we ALL experience His rescue.
–All glory, honor and praise to God, our Father, who loves us more than we can fathom or imagine.
–We will spend forever learning how deep the Father’s love is for us.
Dear Heavenly Father, Oh, Lord, how patient you are with us! Thank you for your salvation. Thank you for your grace and mercy wrapped up in Your unconditional love for us. I am overwhelmed by You this morning. May we meditate on Your Word, Your love, all day long and into the night. Give us this day our daily manna with our mugs. Thank you for other believers, partners, in the faith. Bless them and greatly encourage all of them this morning. Glory to You, dear Father in Heaven. Go with us, still…In Jesus Name, Amen