Many things come to mind as I choose to write tonight. I realize that all my thoughts boil down to one thing: Time. What is time? How do we properly use it for the glory of God?
I forget that I am in college sometimes. My friend turns 21 in a week. I am a year "behind" from getting my bachelors. Does it matter? I want to just run off with my passion for Christ and start doing... SOMETHING! I am not passionate about school. I am passionate about the revival that so desperately needs to take place in this world. Why have Christians become less like the lion that their Father is for the sake of comfort? Can you not look beyond the fight for a paycheck or, for those who are with plenty, the shine of your belongings? Wake up! There is power in the name of Jesus! We are called to be radical! Have you not read the scriptures? How can we not be dancing because of the grace that God has poured over us? How are we silent when he is enabled us as warriors for His kingdom? We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. Passion does not fade with age. It fades by choice. Run after the Father. Leave all else behind. Leave all idols of heart and run. Get in the Word! Why would you not? How could you not? It is time to rise up and live according to the God whom you profess is King! So what is time? NOW is time to move and be silent no more. Glory to God for His love.
I am going to be really bold with the scripture that I post. Know that I am not pointing fingers, for I am not free of fault in any of these ways.
"But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people."
(2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV)
"But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work."
(2 Timothy 3:14-17 ESV)