What are we waiting for?

Aug 115-1

It’s a brand new year; what will we do with it?

The slate for this new year is clean.  Maybe I should switch metaphors right now and say the canvas is empty and ready to be painted!  What will we paint?  I think the picture we paint this year should be one that shows us working to build the Body of Christ.  That will be a picture that shows God at work through us, one in which the lives of people around us are changed by God working in their lives, a picture in which relationships are repaired, new relationships are formed and in which God’s glory shines above and throughout the entire scene. In this great canvas there will be no selfishness, there will be no loneliness; only a community of faith with God working in and through all of His people.  This will be a scene that shows God’s people living with purpose, in unity and in that certain hope of eternal life.

So, grab your brush and let’s get started!  Let’s encourage one another, empower one another and be willing to step up and lead.  Let’s not be so concerned with the past, its failures and slip-ups.  Rather, let’s press on for the goal that our Lord has set before us, the goal for which we all strive, and that is that on the great day when we meet our Savior face to face, that we hear the words our souls long to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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13 Responses to What are we waiting for?

  1. Mary says:

    Love this, lots of joy!

  2. onebumps says:

    Reblogged this on MISSING LINKS and commented:
    As I think about what my next blog will be, which by the way are getting extremely infrequent, this one appears, entirely appropriate for the beginning of the New Year. Thank you Don Merritt.

  3. eled4 says:

    YES ! Thank You for these awesome inspirational WORDS ! With paint brush in hand may our strokes of life be HIS WORK ! TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!!🌟

  4. Matthew Malin says:

    Love this! Full of hope and joy. Something I so often forgo in lieu of focusing on my circumstances. I genuinely know that this is what the Lord wills in all of our lives. May it be so!

  5. haleylol says:

    God bless you! Looking forward to walking out this journey with your words and insight. May God help us strengthen his kingdom!

  6. Jim Schmechel says:

    1 Peter 5 is also a good place to read about this concept:

    Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, not for dishonest gain, but willingly; neither as lording it over those entrusted to you, but making yourselves examples to the flock. When the Chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the crown of glory that doesn’t fade away.

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