My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Friday, October 28, 2011
Are you helping to write the story?
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
(Mark 1:1 NASB)
The Gospel of Mark begins with this one little sentence. The
Gospel, Jesus Christ, the Good News...here it is! It starts right here.
Then the book of Mark lays out the story of Jesus and His life.
However, this little book in the New Testament is just the first part of
the story of the Gospel. It may finish by telling of the life of Jesus
here on earth, but the story of the Gospel is not finished. This is an
unfinished story at this time for the story is in the process of being
written or told. The question for us, is whether we are willing to step
into the story and help it be written.
We, as followers of Christ must understand the mantle which He has
placed on us. As His children we are to be transformed into the very
image of Jesus Christ. In that transformation we must realize that we
are to be Christ to this world. In being Christ to the world, we
continue His story. It is not finished, it is not completed. There is
still much which should be written. Beware if we, as Christians, think
that we are simply awaiting His return without writing more chapters of
the Gospel. We are not called to be "safe" and await His coming, we are
called to be active workers in His Kingdom. What are you doing today
to write the next chapter?
Lord, today, may I listen to You and Your leading as I journey through life, writing new chapters together with You. Amen.