A few days ago, I had been awake for a while and waited "patiently" for the ladies staying with me to wake up and step out of their room.
By 6.30 am however my patience was running out and I was silently thinking of how best to wake them up and inquire from them if they were children that needed me to be their alarm.
As I stepped out of my room, with agenda —wake them up, I was questioning how childish it was for me to have to wake adults up. At that very point, the Holy Spirit paused me and asked:
Is this not what you make God do to you? You stay asleep spiritually and wait for him to nudge you several times, through dreams, word of knowledge and sermons, yet you remain asleep. Why get angry at your human sisters when you do this to God always?
I was left speechless you see, and I had to rethink my intention of going to "shout" and wake people up.
The main reasons were; one, for the fact that God is an ever loving God and reaches out to us in love and two because I was indeed guilty.
So here is the word of the Lord to me and any other person simply deciding not to step up their Christian game.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5: 14
Eph 5:15 — Eph 5:16
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Its time to stop being childish in our Christian faith and arise to our call. It is time to wake up and rise in this end time ministry. It is time to use those gifts and callings. It is time to AWAKE, GROW and MATURE.
You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Jam 2:19 — Jam 2:20