Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Are you running on jet fuel?

We are called to work hard for the kingdom of God. We are called to roll up our sleeves and labor for the sake of the gospel. Paul is the poster-child of a hard working man of God. He threw his entire life into the things of God. He lived a life of action that was filled with huge accomplishments. Did he get a lot done by sitting around and hoping for the gospel to advance? No, he labored and struggled. However, he didn’t labor and struggle in his own strength. Rather, he was fueled by Christ Jesus (Colossians 1:29). He did much kingdom work because he was filled with the power of Christ that was working through him.

We are all called to a life of action, of work, of labor for the kingdom, but this work must be fueled by Christ himself otherwise we will burn out and accomplish very little – if anything. However, if you are filled with the high-powered jet fuel of Christ, you will fulfill your purpose, you will make a difference, and you will finish the race for the glory of God.

Work hard for God, but make sure your tank is filled to the brim with Him.
We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me. - Colossians 1:28-29

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