Tuesday, 19 September 2017

DIARY: I Want To Be In That Number

Is Jesus coming back soon? I think so!

Maybe yes! maybe no? But we should live with this thought fresh in our minds as if He was.

When The Saints Go Marching In



Oh when the Saints go marching in
When the Saints go marching in
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

As I sing, “I want to be in that number,” I really mean it. Even when many are waxing cold, I want to be even hotter. I want to be among those who stay on fire for God. I want to be among those who stand the test of time. I want to be among the soldiers in the fight of faith. But the ‘number’ thing kind of mean not everyone will be marching into the Promised Land. ‘Number’ could imply a limit. I'm imagining a bouncer at the door with an official guest list.

What if that’s the case? What I am not on that list? What if I dawdle and arrive to find the place already at full capacity? What if I am turned away? What if I forget to wear my uniform?

“Lord, I want to be in that number . . .” How many are we talking about here? As in, how big is ‘that number’? And will I be in it?

Oh Lord, please have mercy, I want to be in that number!
Oh Lord, give me grace, I want to be in that number!

I honestly don’t know if there’s a predetermined cap on how many people will go marching in, but I do know that me and my household have been given this great opportunity to decide where we belong at this time.

I bet you want to be in that number too.

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Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints . . .

- 1 Corinthians 1:2

To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 
- Romans 1:7

OK. I get it. It is an invitation. We have been divinely selected by God. We are called to be saints, to be perfected in love, to grow in holiness. Thank God it is now made possible through Jesus Christ. The very character of Christ is being formed in us as we cooperate with grace.

Yes, Grace, Lord!



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