Time to wake up

It’s March, winter is on the way out as the temperatures begin raising toward spring levels here in the mountains of Northeast Georgia.  Soon, squirrels, bears and other animals will be waking up and coming out of their sleep to see what awaits them in the world.

Humans are not that different.  Many treat life, especially their spiritual life, like a winter’s hibernation.  Many don’t think that there is any reason that they should wake up from the world they live in and begin focusing on God and spiritual matters.  We live in a world that is all about the here and now and not about the hereafter.  We focus on our wants and desires.  We have been fed the false hope of a humanistic viewpoint that states that as long as I am somewhat moral then I’m o.k.  We must understand that societal morality may not agree with Biblical morality.

Therefore, the Apostle Paul encouraged the Roman brethren by writing the following in Romans chapter 13 beginning in verse 11 and going through the end of the chapter: “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”

As you look at your life today, you may realize that you have been sleepwalking through your spiritual life and now it is time to wake up.  We want to invite you to join us at the Rabun County church of Christ as we use only the Bible as our guide and not the newest and hippest social trends.  We want to encourage one another with book, chapter and verse preaching to follow God with all one’s heart, soul and mind and now longer sleepwalk through his/her spiritual life.  Please accept this as your personal invitation to join us this Sunday at the Rabun County church of Christ.

Mckinley Pate

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