So what’s “on your plate” this week? Got a busy week ahead or no? For most Christians the answer to that is probably “Yes !” If you working that 40+ hour job you have that plus church and family responsibilities. If you’re retired and still active in your church you have things to do there, etc. But for the most part the serious Christian is, and rightly so, a “busy lil beaver” ! Unless you’re on vacation you have a lot of irons in the fire more than likely. Sometimes you wonder how it will all get done !! Take a cue from Jesus’ earthly life though, He was engaged very much so but also took those periodic times to get apart so He wouldn’t come apart too !!
If this kind of describes things in your little slice of the world, rejoice ! Take some encouragement today from the Bible that there is coming a time when all the rigors of this life will be over and the blessings and joys of eternity will be a vivid reality. When John was given a glimpse of what YOU will see as a saved person one day he wrote, “And He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. . .and there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb, shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him.” (Rev.22:1,3).
Yes, we will serve Him in eternity but without the proverbial “Murphy’s law” kicking in ! Things will go right and service will be especially gratifying. Until that time we’re called to toil, give our best efforts, and store up treasures to lay down at His feet today and this week by doing what we do FOR Him. “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear (respect) and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as UNTO Christ.” (Eph.6:5). So give it your best today and this week whatever is “on your plate”, keep the nose to the grindstone as there is coming an eternal reward for YOU then and the warm and welcome response from Jesus Himself “Well done thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord” !!! (Mt.25:21).
So go ahead and start working on that plate, take a big bite out of life today but remembering that “dessert” is just around the corner !!