Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nehemiah 7:1-5

Nehemiah 7:1-5
English Standard Version (ESV)

  Many of us are waiting for this moment -- when we finally complete a task and can sit back and bask in its glory.  What we discover as Christians is that the faithful life doesn't ever reach a point where God tells us that we are finished and that we can just take the rest of our time off.  God continues to call us into deeper faithfulness, continues to push us to serve in new ways.  We don't 'finish' our calling -- we finish chapters of the book we are writing, and then we move on to the next.
  Our growth in Christ is a lifelong adventure.  Our discipleship looks different in each phase of life -- in some times it will feel like we're building a wall, and other times may feel like we're searching for the city -- but God is at work with purpose, building you up and using your life to build his kingdom.  So let us always endeavor to be faithful, always looking for growth and asking what God is up to, because a life spent pursuing the purpose of God is a life well-spent.

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