Get Our Move On

In yesterday’s post Unleash Your Kingdom Power, the church at Laodicea thought they were wealthy and in need of nothing but Christ describes them with images of being wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked (v.17).The church at Laodicea was the last and worst of the seven churches of Asia.

The passage should make us ask questions about our churches today. Why are we not unleashing our kingdom power? How can we change? What can be done? I think one remedy for the situation is commitment. To make a decision to do something, start doing it, and keep on moving.

It takes time to be committed in any relationship. In our relationship with God, an idea is to have a Holy space. A place to go that is set apart from the world so one can listen for God’s voice in the quiet. Or it might be a mobile place like a walking path, a stop on ones daily travels, or perhaps it is the beauty of God’s creation which furnishes a mobile prayer space.

A daily Holy space helps us to get the instructions we need as we make our moves in life. Let us take inspiration from this video to get our move on: Move – MercyMe.

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. – Revelation 3:20

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3 Responses to Get Our Move On

  1. altruistico says:

    I like what you have done here, Mark. I agree with your assessment that commitment is much needed. I am reminded of two passages; one from Job and the other from Proverbs.
    “But as for me, I would seek God, And to God I would commit my cause.” Job 5:8. (see also Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established.”)

    Today’s Church has all the characteristics of the Church of Laodicea. It is neither hot nor cold; and like Christ I wish it were one or the other. As to taking time to “be committed to our relationship with God (Christ)?” Time, like life itself, at it’s longest is still short. No one knows the hour of His return. For it is a kept secret.

    There is much work to be done and so precious little time. Around the world fellow Christians are slaughtered, imprisoned, sold into slavery; their homes and churches burned. If ever were there a time for Christendom to rise to a cause it is now. The time for commitment was at the time of our confession and acceptance. It is time for OUR CHURCH to cast off the stigma of Laodicea and once again become “HOT” for our Lord and Savior.

    May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless us and keep us.

    • Mark Shields says:

      I like the scriptures you pointed to. Like you said in your response, there is much work to be done and it will take commitment.

      • altruistico says:

        Thank you, Mark. I agree with you totally. There is much to do and so little time to complete it. People need to get their commitment in order. smiling!

        God bless you and yours, Mark.

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