Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Nice article!!

I read this beautiful article... thought of sharing it for the glory of our Lord Jesus!! Read it and be blessed!!

The Appointment  

George sat in his car waiting for 3 o'clock to finally arrive. The air conditioner was blowing as he listened to the radio. He had a meeting at church with the minister of Education. He wondered why Charles had asked him to meet. George had only been a member of Liberty Baptist Church for a few months and was getting tired of always being asked to participate in some new ministry. He let it slip one day that he was interested in the youth group and before he knew it, brother Jimmy had requested that he help out with youth functions.

He had to put a stop to this constant bombardment of church participation. He understood that it was every member's job to work towards the goals that God had setup. How could he consider himself a Christian if he didn't participate in some of the church functions? The time was almost there for his meeting with Charles and although he was fully prepared to shoot Charles' request down, he felt a tug at his heart that not trying to help out in church only drove him further away from God. He couldn't go back to the life he once lived and not participating in church was a sure way back to that miserable existence.
George popped in one of his more upbeat CDs and slid his seat back to take a quick nap. While he was resting, he imagined all of the time that would be taken away from his fishing and TV. He enjoyed church as much as the next guy, but thought that he had done about as much as one could be expected to do in his situation. He really wanted more recreation time and whatever Charles was about to ask him was going to cut that time down to nothing. What kind of excuse could George give Charles that would pass as an acceptable reason why he could not participate in whatever he had to offer?

Then when George thought he had convinced himself that not rocking the boat and keeping his schedule clear to do what he wanted was his final decision, God spoke to him and made him realize that he had been selfish. God had revealed that his thoughts about church and his attitude towards "doing more" was hurting his testimony and slowing his walk with Him.

George repented of his sins that afternoon and finally understood the meaning of Christian service as well as what the body of Christ meant with regards to his participation in church activities. Suddenly, he could hear another car approaching in the distance. George watched as Charles' car drove up closer in the driveway. Charles got out of his car and walked over to George. With a grin, George rolled down his window and greeted Charles. Charles looked at George and replied "Nice to see you today, Pastor George, are you ready for our weekly staff meeting". George replied in a more upbeat manner, "Yes, I will be there in a second".

Shared by Carolyn Thomas

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