Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.
Wednesday night this week 120 of us got together for Team Night. People who volunteer to serve and lead in various ways enjoyed a surprising variety of tasty food, and a rockin’ great evening of fun. Mostly, we feasted on the reward of following Jesus together. Believe it or not, faith and serving are the atmosphere in which we receive life’s best.
I had the privilege of answering a question in front of the group. I was asked, “What is the best thing you ever did … to grow forward as a disciple?” My practical answer, and my most profitable activity through the years, is that I learned to love memorizing scripture. It has cleaned, filtered and shaped my mind. But I’d like to add to that answer the prime objective of the Christian life. I hope this helps you, too.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. … But without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. … Therefore,… let us run with patient endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…” (excerpts from Hebrews 11:1,6; 12:1,2)
The answer to the question is, look to Jesus, look always to Jesus.
Your question today may be about the meaning of this life; or, the possibilities of the future; or, how can I just get through the “crisis” in front of me at the moment? The answer, though it requires faith’s endurance, that will add strength, assurance, and hope to your life is … look to Jesus.
Looking to Jesus means a lifetime of learning what He has done, the example of His character, what He commands you to do, and the promises He will fulfill. As these, through the scriptures, amass in your heart and mind, and as you go forward in repentance, faith, and endurance, He will reveal more and more of who He is. And He will reward you.
Come serve with me, and you will see more of His reward.
Looking to Him,