The Opportunity of a Lifetime

“Life is the opportunity, allotted in Time, to prove your faith in and love for God.” — T.V.

Your Light, your Life (the life of Christ in you), your Works were never meant to be hidden under a bushel.

Let your Light so shine before others…
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee…
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

A light that does not shine before others, a life that does not bear witness, a faith that does not work — these are an abomination to God.

Here are some thoughts to consider:

“Jesus says that life is the opportunity God gives to man to do his life work; that means that God has no respect whatever for our programmes and machinery. Our Lord insists on one thing only, God’s purpose for Him; He pays not the remotest attention to civilised forces, He estimates nothing but one standard.”
—Oswald Chambers

“Not only has the Creator appointed to every human being, in the constitution of his manhood, a certain stature to which he may and ought to attain; but He has appointed a corresponding task for him to fulfil, determined by the providential circumstances in which he is placed. In fact, this is his life; and not to fulfil this God-appointed purpose of his existence is to lose his life.
— James Stalker

“To-day we hold conferences and conventions and give reports and make our programmes. None of these things were in the life of Jesus, and yet every minute of His life He realised that He was fulfilling the purpose of His Father (e.g. John 9:4). How did He do it? By maintaining the one relationship, and it is that one relationship He insists on in His disciples, and it is the one we have lost in the rubbish of modern civilisation. If we try and live the life Jesus Christ lived, modern civilisation will fling us out like waste material; we are no good, we do not add anything to the hard cash of the times we live in, and the sooner we are flung out the better.”
— O. C.

Yes, we all must be able to present proof of Life and you have the opportunity of a lifetime to do it.

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” Mark 8:35.

You have only one opportunity for every minute of your life, don’t waste it.


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