Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Magnanimous (Luke 9.61-62)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “magnanimous.”  Today we honor the men and women who serve this great country.  You know, the more I talk to servicemen and servicewomen who put on the uniform, the more I realize how much hope there is for not just this nation, but humanity as a whole.  And, for Christians, I believe that it is a little bit more at home to think of what it means to serve.  Not that Christians do a better, but that we are held to a higher standard.  Picking up the cross for Jesus is no simple task.  Once you become a soldier for Jesus Christ, you are choosing to give up all of your rights, and take up a ton of responsibility.  And, I would not have it any other way.

Jesus replied, "No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."  ~Lk 9:62

My question is: are you preparing yourself to be fit for service in the kingdom of God?  Each of us has a decision to make in our lives.  We can live for ourselves, or we can take up something that is more magnanimous, or the most noble of causes.  My prayer is that you take this mandate from Jesus very seriously.  Put your hand to the plow, look forward, and change the world for Jesus.

Praying for you,


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