Dec 5 – Do One Thing
Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry.
Joseph, also known as Barsabbas (Justus) and Matthias were members of a group of 120 followers of Jesus Christ at the time of Christ’s crucifixion. They both were associated with Christ’s Ministry, which lasted three years, but they were not part of the 12 disciples. With the death of Judas, the group wanted to continue with 12 disciples. The group prayed and contemplated their choices – the lot went to Matthias. The 12 disciples then became known as the Apostles. They accepted an Invitation.
How do you accept invitations? We have an average attendance on Sunday mornings of 130 people between the 8:45 Service and 11:00 Service. How many of those 130 do something in the name of Christ by serving God in some way? How long are you willing to be involved with both the Church and those believers in Christ before you are willing to step out and become truly involved?
How could the Paris Presbyterian Church benefit from your being more involved? Several years ago our Church started the “One Thing” idea where everyone was encouraged to do something new in the workings of the Church. There have been some very good things that have evolved from that idea. What is your “One Thing”? Could we extend that to “Two Things”?!!
Once you are moved with an idea or project, do not neglect the invitation. Follow through with the idea until God blesses the work.
Lord, may I be willing to accept your invitation when You call. May I be reading your word in the Bible and may You show me how to be involved. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.