I can work myself into a bag. Come out and go back in never realizing that I was out of the bag. Crazy right? I am not alone. Many of us live our lives on auto pilot. We are consumed by our to do lists or the apparent urgency of someone or something. Sound familiar?
John the Baptist worked in a sense of urgency. He lived his life all in an effort to prepare the way. To warn the people to repent of their sins. John the Baptist was a modern day fog horn alerting everyone that Jesus was coming, get ready. Repent and turn away from sin, get ready. Be baptisted, get ready. He warned Pilot who married his brothers wife, get ready. I don't know about you but I would have loved to see and hear John shout from the waters edge. I would have loved to see the urgency in his face and his courage to stand up for what he knew was the great commission, the arrival of Jesus.
John 1:23 - NLT: I am the voice shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare a straight pathway for the Lord's coming'.
Your life is not your own. You were bought with a price and that price was paid by Jesus Christ on the cross. God has a mandate on you. You can run but hiding is worthless because He sees you and knows you. God created you for His purpose. God loves you right where you are.
Spend some time today in God's word. Read and meditate on the book of John. You will be blessed the more.