What Do I Do with What I Have?
From the perspective of 2 Cor 5:15-20
We’re saved not only to go to Heaven. In a genuine relationship with God we are already acceptable to Heaven in Christ, God knows His own. What we do or don’t do does not qualify or disqualify us. Heaven is for all those in Christ.
Our actions are determined by our relationship with God, not by our actions, or lack of.
In Christ our life is no longer ours alone, we are called to live for Christ.
As we see in 2 Cor 5:17 “If anyone is in Christ he is a New Creation”, we are now a representative of God’s kingdom, no longer representing our-self only. As His representatives are we thinking, speaking and acting on Christ’s behalf, are we seeing, doing, speaking and acting as He, Christ did, would do if He was here?
In light of these thoughts then, we should be seeing others from a view, that would be seen from God in heaven.
Eg, if every child is a gift from God, (Psalm 127:3) and that God would that none would perish, (2 Peter 3:9) how should we be esteeming other people, saved or lost?
The book reveals to YOU! who you ARE! What is YOUR calling. When our focus is on ourselves, we cannot see God at work in our circumstances, yet when we are at peace we can always see things more clearly. Isa 26:3 God will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him.
Since we have come into Christ, we have also come into the “Ministry of Reconcilliation”, restoring others to God. Our task is to make the introduction, God will and is well able do the rest, not that we drop out of the picture, but it is not our task to coerce, force or badger, but to lead by our example, to those who without Christ, who are perishing.
Separating man from God has always been satan’s devise.
John 10:10 says he comes but to steal, kill and destroy. Steal from whom? Satan keeps us spiritually lame, if you are lame, you cannot walk properly, it is much more difficult to function in life.
Without a connection to God people are floaters, going from one thing to the next, always searching for truth, without being pointed to or connected to “the” Truth, they will perish