Bible In A Year | Read: Colossians 4

Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is (Eph. 5:14-17)

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Our staff team watched videos from a conference on living out Ephesians before we started this series.  The speaker would constantly say the phrase “Nooks & Crannies”.  It became the running joke every week when we watched the video.  One staff member (I will not name names lol) even started tally marking every time we heard the phrase.   

In honor of the speaker, how we do we fill every nook and cranny of society with God’s love?  Paul warned his readers to be very careful and pay attention to the way they lived their lives. He urges us to wisely use the time given to us, to avoid foolish pursuits, and to live for Christ.

How do we do that? Throughout Scripture, we see that living a life of wisdom requires us to be mindful and diligent. It requires us to be intentional. At times, we can be guilty of giving more thought to our “to do” lists and holiday plans than we give to our faith. Working and resting are, of course, part of living the human life. But it’s imperative we get in line with Jesus’ mission and priorities.

People everywhere are living and dying without Christ. They’re sleepwalking through life, unconscious of their need for Him and unaware of the massive separation. Like Jesus’ disciples, we too can succumb to the temptation of drowsiness and fall into a trap of inactivity.He urges us to wake up, to come out of our slumber and lead people into intimate relationship with Him. We can use every nook and cranny

in our lives for this noble and Kingdom-advancing calling. Each day and circumstance provide us with an opportunity to shine the light of Christ for others. Christ’s sacrifice was a costly one. 1 Corinthians 6:19 reminds us: You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

God put you where you are on purpose and for a purpose–this is your mission field. He has called you for such a time as this.

Thought For Today

How awake are you to the mission God has ordained for you where you live, work, learn and play?

Action Steps 

Bible: What is God showing me?  What am I going to do about it? 

Bless: Serve one person through word, action, or gift today.

Join us each morning as some C3ers discuss the daily readings from Made For More.  Friday’s Wake Up Call & Be The One.