As of today they still have not found the missing airplane from Malaysia. When I first heard this story I was like, Oh Lord, I missed it, the Rapture. Now I know some of you are laughing your face off but let’s just think about that for a second. What if that was it, according to Christian beliefs, and the rest of us are left here on earth? Is that such a bad thing or did the plane just fall into the water somewhere? More importantly, are you, as a believer, ready for the second coming of Christ?
All of these questions have been running around in my head all week. It has been especially bittersweet because I just celebrated a birthday. So now as I ponder these and many other questions I wonder if God is pleased with me. Like I said in my last post, we have all sinned and fall short of the glory, but the blessing in that is that God forgives all sin. However, are you living the life that He really has for you?
While listening to some gospel hip hop artists I realized that there was so much more I need to be doing for the body of Christ. I love writing and have dedicated my gift to His glory but there are still things that need to be done that I have yet to really starting working on. Faith without works is dead, that is the word and there is still so much work to do.
One of my main characters in the series Dimes, Profiles and Wives© prides herself at being a social worker. She loves her job but it stresses her to no end almost getting her killed in the first book. Even though she is a social worker her gift is psalms which she uses almost every day. However as I look at her and myself, is that enough? Should we only work in the gifts that we were truly given or try to work outside of them to help even more in the body of Christ?
I know that question may seem rhetorical but it is a viable question that I think we all have to ask ourselves. What would Jesus do? I hope they find out what really happened to the plane from Malaysia. The good thing though is it has opened so many questions that I will be working to answer for myself in this lifetime. To that end I have stepped out on faith and started volunteering as a reading buddy for fourth graders here in my community. There is still much more work to do though.