We live in a strategic period of history. This is not time for lazy, lethargic Christianity. There is too much at stake, too much to do.
Vance Havner hit the target when he wrote: “We have too many casual Christians who dabble in everything but are not committed to anything. They have a nodding acquaintance with a score of subjects but are sold on nothing.” Evaluating the conditions in many churches he said, “Most church members live so far below the standard, you’d have to backslide to be in fellowship. We are so subnormal that if we were to become normal, people would think we were abnormal!”
And all this when closing time seems to be upon us! The prospect of the Lord’s soon return ought to awaken us to the need of total involvement in taking the gospel to the world. D. L. Moody said, “I have felt like working three times as hard since I came to understand that my Lord is coming again.” How has that truth affected your life?
In what areas of Christian responsibility are you lethargic? What would a genuine awakening do to your lifestyle? Which of your present activities would cease? How would your involvement in your church change? What would happen to your giving?
Time is counting down.
Days of opportunity are slipping away.
Christ is coming.
It is high time to awake out of sleep.