Sunday, 18 October 2015
Daily Reading: Acts 9v31-43 'Peace and Purpose'
But the early church invest their peace, just as they invested their persecution. They live in fear of the Lord as much in peacetime as in persecution. They use the time of peace to be built up or strengthened. They don't take it easy, this is not a vacation, eternal life is still at stake, Jesus still need stop be proclaimed, there is a still a spiritual battle raging around us even if its visibility dialled down.
How am I investing the time of relative peace I enjoy? How am I making the most of the opportunities afforded me? The resources readily available? The doors that currently are open but one day may well slam shut? Am I still living on a spiritual war footing or am I lounging in comfort lulled into oblivion to the eternal plight of those around me?