GodReflection: Power Word Wednesday
Like an old Jukebox a golden oldie pop from the dusty stack in the recesses of my memory bank and began to play:
To follow truth as blind men long for light,
To do my best from dawn of day till night,
To keep my heart fit for His holy sight,
And answer when He calls, And answer when he calls: This is my task.
And then my Savior by and by to meet,
When faith hath made her task on earth complete,
And lay my homage at the Master’s feet,
Within the jasper walls,Within the jasper walls: This crowns my task.
It is no less than to reflect Jesus.
Powered by the Holy Spirit my task is to love Jesus who reflects the Father. He set the bar high.
In fact, it is set heavenly high. I cannot reach it. I can only move in his direction.
Here is how the apostle Paul defined the task for those of the church in Galatia: For in Christ Jesus . . . . The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
How do I go about my primary task of allowing my faith to express itself through love?
Kingdom tasks naturally find expression as we grow closer and closer to Jesus.
That makes my task: to love, to forgive, to smile, to be generous, to gush grace, to walk by faith, to pray, to sing, to reflect joy, to listen, and to hurt with others.
It is my task: to offer bread, to carry a cup of cold water, to trust, to ponder, to be kind, to cultivate the heart of God, to worship, and to be an open and inviting door so that others can enter into kinship with Jesus.
Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – A GodReflection on Task as a Power Word.