What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!" - Mark 13:37
How can we watch?:
1. Literally work on your attitude! Listen:
Revelation 22:7- Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.
12- Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
20- He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen, Come, Lord Jesus.
Don’t let your mind wander and drift to thinking patterns like;
Man, my life is rockin’ right now… Lord don’t you dare come today – my life is too cool right now!
2. Let your renewed mind fuel your mouth; i.e.- talk about the return of Christ among your comrades.
Can you see with me; after the angels words of Acts 1:11 these ones must have stated frequently thereafter:
Remember what Jesus said?
Especially when one of them was tempted to STRAY.
Should I stay or should I go? Brother or Sister STAY!
Jesus is coming back.
3. Lastly, be very careful how you allow temporary things to encroach on your commitment to the Fellowship & Mission of the Church:
Hebrews 10:19- Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20- by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21-and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22- let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23- Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24- And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25- Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Here’s some experience for you:
Some things of this world seem alluring and even prove to be somewhat stimulating… until… until the activity stops…
alike a carousel – they are fun, exciting – until they stop.
When they stop – it’s over.
Spiritual things are different!
Often they don’t look alluring at all… until you step out & engage!
And even when the event is over – the peace, contentment, fulfillment lives on – sometimes for YEARS.
Don’t settle for the big fizzle when you can experience the deep settled peace of God that lives on way beyond the anticipated shelf life!
Stay true to Jesus call: WATCH!