Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth? ~Luke 18:8b
My friend, are you living a life of faith? Are you simply trusting the Lord Jesus Christ in your daily walk to provide all that you need? We cannot see into the future but we know Who holds the future. We are His sheep; we belong to Him. A wise old minister once said, “The Lord is our Shepherd, and nothing can get to the sheep unless it comes through the Shepherd.” As we think of the soon return of Jesus Christ, will He find His children faithful? A dear friend of my family, Mrs. Carolyn Alsip, wrote this poem entitled:
Will He Really Find Faith?
In times like these will He really find faith?
In the homes of America, in churches that sing “Amazing Grace.”
Blinded by self and steeped in sin, we doubt our salvation and blame it on Him. Our pews are half empty with pulpits to fill; we do not pray, we do not read, we do not die to our own selfish will.
No power to witness, no longer we see, as we sit, we soak, we sour, and blame on others our own ugly deeds.
Yes, time is at hand, no signs we can miss.
Will He really find faith in a life such as this?
These are sobering words, my friend. Let’s take them to heart and ask ourselves these questions, “Am I making the most of this life God has given me?” “Am I choosing to walk in His Spirit, allowing Him to live His life through me unhindered?” Today, determine in your heart that when the Son of Man returns He will find you faithful, doing what He left all of His children to do, going and making disciples wherever you are. This is living a true life of faith. There will be those who will not understand you. Expect it and keep moving. There will be times when you will feel you have accomplished little. Remember, when you are faithful, little is much in the hands of God. Simply by faith, turn and do the duty that lies nearest.
Written by Rev. Chris S. Hodges. Chris Hodges is the senior pastor at Lakeland First Baptist Church in Tennessee and founder of Abiding Above Ministries. Rev. Hodges is also a regular guest speaker at America’s Keswick during our summer Bible conferences.
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Think About This: Employ whatever God has entrusted you with, in doing good, all possible good, in every possible kind and degree. ~John Wesley
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “For the Lord will be your confidence,
And will keep your foot from being caught.”~Proverbs 3:26 (NKJV)