In the book of Acts, after Saul, persecutor of Christs followers, had his miraculous conversion and became Paul, servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, I found that it didn’t matter what he faced, he was determined to tell people of the Gospel of Grace.
Acts 20:22-24; “But now I must obey the Spirit and go to Jerusalem. I don’t know what will happen to me there. I know only that in every city the Holy Spirit tells me that troubles and even jail wait for me. I don’t care about my own life. The most important thing is that I finish my work. I want to finish the work that the Lord Jesus gave me to do—to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.
The church under pressure, looks a whole lot different than the church with no pressure. Where there is pressure, there is urgency to do something. For instance, when everything is going fine, we just go through life with ease. No worries, no problems! But the moment crisis comes, we knock down the doors of heaven. We cry out, we pray, we seek help.
We don’t seem to take serious our assignment until just before the ‘due’ date. We may have had weeks to finish a project, but we wait, we procrastinate until the pressure is great and then we rush like a bull out of the pen a day before.
Jesus is coming soon. We’ve heard it. We know it. We’re aware of the lost, the bruised and broken, but hey, we have time, right? Wrong! Jesus gave us an assignment to go and preach the good news of the gospel, not the gloom, doom and despair of hell. He said to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils. Freely we’ve received, freely give.
What are you waiting for? Be a doer not just a hearer. Don’t leave it up to your pastor, your church leader or evangelist. We’re all saved by grace and therefore are qualified. You don’t need a degree to do. The world is under pressure and are waiting for the sons of God, you and me. Let’s get busy!