I spent time this morning reading Francis Chan’s discussion on being “Lukewarm” and it caused me to pause and do a personal inventory.
During this reflection I turned to Isaiah 58. Then Isaiah 59 and on to Jeremiah 14:10-12. This personal inventory journey continued on through Testimonies to Minister’s, Testimonies Vol. 1 and the SDA Bible Commentary. Wow! What a humbling yet challenging journey.
Friends. I have again arrived at the realization that we live at the very end of time! My personal inventory was not a very good one. Honestly as your Pastor I must admit that my behavior is way too often listed as lacking as recorded in Isaiah and Jeremiah. My personal inventory calls for me to recalibrate.
I want to invite you to read the references above. Do a personal inventory. As 2017 comes to a close do not hesitate to have a candid appraisal done by the Spirit. Ask God to do what only He can do and that is to remove the heart of stone and replace it with a heart of flesh. A heart that beats in unison with His.
Yours in humble service