Tuesday, June 3, 2014

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 – With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of the Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

        Paul’s prayer for these Christians is that God will fulfill every good purpose of theirs and every act prompted by their faith. This prayer is for you as well. Paul doesn’t pray that only the actions that are according to God’s “will” be fulfilled. No, he prays that every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith be fulfilled. You see, God wants to be glorified through you and He wants to glorify you through Himself. That can’t happen if you are sitting around doing nothing.
        Too often we sit on the sidelines waiting for the perfect opportunity. We are seeking God’s “will” for our lives and are missing the bigger picture. God wants you to be active. He wants you to be doing something. As long as your heart is good your actions will be also. God has so much He wants to do through you, but He’s not going to force you to get moving. It’s like the old saying, “It’s harder to steer a parked car than one that is moving.”
        If you are doing something good and you are doing it in faith then God will honor it. And as long as you are moving He can turn you and direct you if He wants you to change something. As you work out of your good intentions and faith you will see God being glorified within you. So don’t sit still. Get up off your butt and start doing something for God!! Keep your focus on Him and start acting on your faith!! 

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