The Power of Renewed Purpose
A famous film has a line that goes. “Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up again.”
This stirring reminder of the journey we’re on is complimented with another thought.
There’s no lying down on the job. You’re not paid to count sheep. You’re here to watch and pray, less you enter into temptation. You’re here to be sober minded and vigilant. You have an enemy prowling around looking to devour something. In all these things, today be reminded. There’s work to do.
You are an employee, citizen, ambassador; emissary, representative, child, steward, liaison… You are here on God’s behalf. You are His image. (Genesis 1:27) You are His body. (Ephesians 1:22) Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost unto God. (1 Corinthians 6:19) You’ve got work to do. According to the power of the first command, Be Fruitful and Multiply!
In the quote and the thought there is a powerful symbolism for the church and the church body (members). You may not be perfect. Things, situations, may cause a stumble or fall. Yet, you are a work in progress. This means action is the key, in progress.
The purpose hasn’t changed. The mission has changed. There’s work to do.
The power and authority hasn’t been taken away. We fall, why? It doesn’t matter.
Any number of reasons can apply. Ultimately you have (we have) got to get back up. Remember!
You’re on the job. There is no lying down. The text records, Awaken o sleeper. (Ephesians 5:14) If you’re too afraid to watch for the wolves, Be Vigilant, then about hearing the master’s voice.
You’re here after all to bear fruit. It’s your purpose and you are empowered to do so and. Multiply!
An exhortation brought to you by the soon to be released
“Hallelujah, I said.”
A collection by T.R. Lavelle