Energy for the Task

When you labor on something, you get tired. Think about it. You wash the car, and afterwards you need a rest. You tackle your wifes “Honey Do” list, and afterwards you need a break. You put in a full day at the office, and afterwards you need to relax.

Our laboring takes energy! But what about laboring for God? Does it take MORE energy because its “spiritual work?” How are we to go about the “unfinished task” of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ … without burning out?

The Bible says in Galatians, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” Imagine that! It goes on to say, “The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

That is good news. That means that our labor in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ is energizing! Christ lives within us. He gives us all the fuel we need to share His love and Good News. If you are tired today, ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit. And may that be MORE than enough as we press on in this unfinished task of winning the world to Jesus Christ.

The Light of Life

Jesus Christ says, “I am the light of the world. If anyone follows me they will not walk in darkness but they will have the light of life.” What kind of life is he talking about? Its Eternal Life. Eternal life is the life of God in the soul of man. As this Christmas rolls around, I want you to experience Jesus Christ for yourself.

Friends, there is one who has power to forgive sin and make the light shine. He can change your heart. Jesus Christ wants to give you eternal life. He is the one who assures us by saying, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”

But, dear friends, you have to make a decision. It isnt enough to say “gee that sounds good.” You have to know him for yourself. Life can change instantly, if you open your heart to Christ.

If you trust His promises, and rest in Him, you will be forgiven. Youll have the peace of God. Youll become a child of God. Youll receive the Holy Spirit. Youll receive eternal life. When you give your heart to Jesus the light of the world fills your soul. Will you give your heart to Jesus Christ today?

Light in Jesus Christ

Victor Hugo, the famous European philosopher and writer, once said this: “The true division of humanity is between those who live in the light and those who live in darkness. Our aim must be to diminish the number of the latter and increase the number of the former.”

Thats a great goal, but then unfortunately Hugo continues with, “that is why we demand education and knowledge.” Education and knowledge were all for, of course, but they dont get you out of darkness into light – at least, not morally and spiritually.

This Christmas, Im reminded that true light cant be found in education or science or philosophy. True light is found only in Jesus Christ. Jesus says in John chapter 8, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

This Christmas, dont lean on your knowledge, or career, or education to enjoy the light of life. Those things are good, but they cannot bring lasting peace. Lasting peace and true life can be found only in Jesus Christ. Surrender to Him today and enjoy living in the light of Jesus Chris

The Unfinished Task

The unfinished task is the task of winning the world to Jesus Christ. This is the one job that will never be finished – no matter how hard or how long we work. For you workaholics listening, that is good news! We will always have work to do!

But, even though there will always be people who need to hear about Jesus Christ, dont be discouraged. Let that fact make your resolve to share your faith even stronger! Remember what it says in Timothy? “God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” I think this power, love, and self-discipline is holy boldness. Boldness to tell our world about Christ.

Are you willing to be filled with holy boldness? Do you sense the urgency of our unfinished task?

Make yourself available to share Gods Good News with others. He will honor you. As a worker in Gods harvest, filled with holy boldness, you will not be disappointed. Winning the world to Jesus Christ is an enormous task. But, lets not give up. Lets press on together.