“The great thing is to be found at one’s post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though our world might last a hundred years.” – C.S. Lewis
Are you living today as though it might be your last?
How are you spreading God’s glory today?
In June we met a young couple who are planting a church in Baltimore, Maryland. This young family is facing the opposition of a culture that is hostile to Christianity, as well as the normal challenges that come from living in a fallen world, attempting to parent little ones well, making ends meet, and walking in victory over personal daily temptations.
Recently my husband and I met another young couple doing a similar thing here in the South. They are serving, attempting to stand faithfully at their “post” that God has assigned to them. I hold couples like this in great admiration. It reminds me of Abraham following God’s call to leave everything and go to a new land in obedience to Him.
Or Jesus’ call to His followers:
[box]As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. (Matthew 4:18–20)[/box]
What post has Jesus called you to?
You may not be called to take the gospel to a remote village in Africa (but, you might), you may not be called to serve as a new church planter (but, you might), you may not be assigned to spread the gospel through the Internet world (but, you might), but I assure you—if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, He has a post of service for you!
Perhaps it is far greater than what you’ve yet dreamed.
Whatever your assignment, it involves being faithful in the responsibilities He’s given you today.
Are you employed? Serve as a gospel witness at that post.
Are you a mom? Serve as a gospel witness at that post.
Are you a teen with challenging siblings? Serve as a gospel witness at that post.
Are you a widow? Serve as a gospel witness at that post.
Today, my “assigned post” is writing out these thoughts for you. This afternoon it is meeting with a younger believer to talk about her next steps of obedience. Often it is to serve my family in what others may see as insignificant drudgery. But if that is my assignment from God, if that is the post He has for me that day, it is part of fulfilling His calling on my life, and that is never insignificant.
Whether it is serving as a missionary in a hostile land, or rocking a grandbaby to sleep—God can be brought great glory as we serve in that post, as a faithful child of God, for His glory!
Where is your post?