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“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead” (Revelation 3:1).

The Lord knows where He is taking His church.  He created us and died so that we might become like Christ.  Do you think you are finished?  Do you think you have no more work?  Many seem to think so, but it is not true.  Jesus said, “Be perfect even as your Heavenly Father is perfect.”  Are you complete?  When you are looking Jesus in the eye, you can ask Him.  Until then, there is work to be done.

Lord, I do get lazy and settle for what is not yet complete.  Help me dear Lord to not settle, but to continue to fight the good fight and run the race.  Help me to discover true life so that I may grow in Your likeness and journey the path before me in Your light.  Night is coming when no man can work.  Let me not waste time on things that do not matter, but stay alert, watching and growing.

Lord Jesus, help me to not resist what You are saying to the churches.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that only in You, by Your grace, and with Your help can I do these things.  Until You say I am complete, guide me to run the race of faith with perseverance and do what You give me to do.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way You know I need to go and help me hold fast to You and Your promise.  Amen.


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