Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8.
Christians are pilgrims. Pilgrims never stop moving. It can be long, lonely journey. You need God. With Him on your side, you will arrive.
Learn from the mistakes of others. (I Corinthians 10:5-12).
• Listen to the advice of elders, Job 32:7.
• Avoid slippery grounds and unholy company, Ps. 1:1, Amos 3:3, Prov. 21:16.
• Do not look back, Phil.3: 13-14.
• Avoid overconfidence. Anyone can fall, I Cor.10: 12. King David committed adultery, when he stayed at home instead of being in the war front, 2 Sam.11: 1-2.
• Walking consistently keeps you on schedule – lethargy is more dangerous than many realise.A famine did not stop Isaac from sowing, Gen. 26:12. Neither did a bountiful harvest. He was diligently persistent, Gen. 26:13. Soon he became the envy of a nation, Gen. 26:14.
Load your cloud consistently and you will have a great downpour, Eccl. 11:3; I Kings 18: 41-46, Gal. 6:9-10.In contrast, those who slow down slowly become relics. Demas, Paul’s Co-labourer, Philm. 1:24 and Luke’s, (the beloved physician,) colleague, Col. 4:14 stopped walking and ended up as no more than a foot note in history. The sons of the prophets in the era of Elijah and Elisha knew something historic was about to happen, stopped at Jordan, while Elisha pressed on with Elijah, 2 Kings 2:5-8. They saw a major miracle happen, but they were not part of it Elijah, 2 Kings 2:9-14. But were mere spectators.
• The sons of the prophets were sons of the prophets before the “rapture” of Elijah; they remained sons of the prophet after the event, while Elisha moved on to become “the prophet.” There were many sons of the prophet but only one Elisha, 2 Kings 2:15a.
Give a good account of every moment of every day, take stock, pray, adjust and it will surprise you how much, by His grace, you have accomplished. You will arrive in the mighty name of Jesus. God bless you.