For Work or Show

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For Work or Show

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For Work or Show

The following is taken from a special prayer guide prepared for members of my church to be used during the month of May. This devotional was written by the pastor and all credit is given to him and to the Lord who inspired him.

"Two kinds of pickup trucks exist in this world. Those that are for show ... and those that are for work. Have you seen the Cadillac Ext? For a mere $55,000, you can purchase this pickup truck. This, however, isn't any ordinary truck. Leather, auto trans, air, Bose stereo, heated seats, GPS system, bells and whistles out the wazoo! It's the complete luxury package. Rides like a dream! Power to spare! Rugged frame and strong suspension! A very capable truck, indeed.

"If I were a betting man (and of course I'm not), I'd wager 95% of these trucks will never carry a load that couldn't be handled by a car. Most will only drive off pavement when a flagman carrying a detour sign forces them onto gravel. While underneath they possess all the workings of a truck, they've been decorated to function like a car, capable of heavy loads but convinced to avoid scratches and dings. It's easy for Christians to fall into the Cadillac trap. God cleans us up, adds bells and whistles, and we learn that the paved roads are smoother and easier to handle. Somewhere along the way, we forget that we were designed to carry a load. 'If any man wishes to come after me, let him first deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me.' You were designed to carry a load.

"Let me tell you just a few things about that load. First, it will always glorify God and serve others. Second, loads put strain on us, scratch our paint, and dent our fenders. Third, we often find our cargo off-road. Jesus didn't promise that this world would be a showroom. In fact, he promised exactly the opposite. But how else will those who are stranded in the middle of nowhere ever know Jesus if we don't carry the load of the cross to them?

"Look at your life. Are you decorated with religious bells and whistles? Or, are you putting all of your capabilities to work in carrying the cross to the world?

"Read Galatians 6:3-8

"When was the last time you told someone how you came to know Christ?

"Tell a family member or close friend how were saved!"

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