Are You Shipwrecked?

BIBLE READING: COL. 1:24 - 27 24 I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ that continue for his body, the church. 25 God has given me the responsibility of serving his church by proclaiming his entire message to you. 26 This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God’s people. 27 For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.

BLOG: To recap, I shared the following illustration this past.  Up river to the Niagara Falls, before the 180-degree drop at the American and Horseshoe falls, boating is quite popular in the gentler flow. At the crossing of Wellington and Niagara River is a pedestrian walkway which has two signs for the boaters below, each posing a question. First: Do you have an anchor? Second: Do you know how to use it?

In yesterday's blog, I addressed the question - Do you have an anchor.  Of course, our anchor is Jesus.

But the second question is just as important as the first.  Do you know how to use it?

Can you imagine driving a boat, bringing it up to the dock and this happens?

Lots of people know Jesus, but do they know our a real relationship with Him works?

Matthew 7:21-23 21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' 23 And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'

Ouch!  What was Jesus saying?  Doing a religious thing doesn't mean that you are doing the right thing.

So what is the right thing?

Develop a real relationship with Jesus first and then let Him work through your life.  As you submit to Him, He will lead you to the right people at the right time to do the right thing.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I want to know You more today. Show me!  AMEN