Life on Mission | Morning Routine for November 11
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their…
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” —Revelation 14:13 (ESV)
We humans are typically creatures of habit. Whether it’s where we sit in the church sanctuary or what we eat at our favorite restaurants, we love the familiar and shy away from the unknown. Case-in-point, on the day I left my mother’s womb I cried. I guess I just wasn’t sure I was going to like it here! Well, it turns out, the longer we live on earth the more attached many become. We are so completely satisfied with earthly things and we enjoy our creature comforts so much that we would just rather stay on here for a long, long time! Too often, just living becomes the goal.
I was recently reminded of a prayer that A. W. Tozer recorded in his prayer journal. Let me share it with you this morning:
Oh, God, Let me die rather than to go on day by day living wrong. I do not want to become a careless, fleshly old man.
I want to live right so that I can die right! Lord, I do not want my life to be extended if it would mean that I should cease to live right and fail in my mission to glorify You all of my days!
I would rather go home right now than to live on—if living on was to be a waste of God’s time and my own!
Challenging words, indeed. May you and I live our lives with eternity as our target. My you honor Jesus today and point others to him as you go about your ministry. God has us here for a purpose. Our life is not our own. We’re here on a mission!