Sharing is my purpose. Today I would like to share with you again my friends a good piece of writing from Ellen G. White. This is from her testimonies writing about Christian Service.
What is our position in the world? We are in the waiting time. But this period is not to be spent in abstract devotion. Waiting, watching and vigilant working are to be combined. Our life should not be all bustle and drive and planning about the things of the world, to the neglect of personal piety and of the service that God requires. While we should not be slothful in business, we should be fervent in spirit serving the Lord. The lamp of the soul must be trimmed, and we must have the oil of grace in our vessels with our lamps. Every precaution must be used to prevent spiritual declension, lest the day of the Lord overtake us as a thief. – Testimonies vol.5 p. 276
“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.” – 1 Thessalonians 5 verses 1 to 6.
Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.