Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Builders for Christ June 2, 2009

Every day for the past few weeks I pass a church in Monroe that seems to be getting ready to build on. There were big construction trucks brought in and the ground was prepared, by smoothing it out and leveled. The workers made sure it was the correct size, and some days it could not be worked on because of the heavy spring rains that seem to be plaguing the area. There seem to be mud and puddles at times.

Last Thursday or Friday, part of the frame was up when I went past. A big sign was hanging from the frame that stated, “BUILDERS FOR CHRIST MARRIETTA, GA.” What a message, I think! Aren’t we all to be building God’s kingdom? God calls each of us to do this. I Corinthians 14:12 states “So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.” He told Peter “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Would you like Christ to say that to you? That is a big responsibility. The workers that are here to help at that church are being blessed. They are putting an addition to the building, and in return, they are being reward on levels that are attainable right now and later in heaven.

Most of us don’t like to work. We like to sit back and let someone else take the lead. That is a problem. What Jesus said to his disciples is still true today. “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." This is still true today. It doesn’t matter if you are 20 or 60 years of age. There is still something you can do. Maybe it can be as simple as taking a quarter to be a Sunday School Teacher. Sing in the choir, or plan an event for a group. Even leading a Bible Study group is a need. There are always things for us to do in the bulletin. Pray about where you can be a builder for Christ. Then watch as your life becomes a fountain for blessings to overflow into!

Pray for your church, the leaders, ministers, and their spouses.

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