For today, we reprint a Friday email from the late David Murray, first written in July 2000.
Dear people of the living God,
How many times do we look around us and sigh and groan over the condition of the world. Our hearts ache and our spirits grow indignant over the abominations in the land. We long for some handle or foothold or leverage with which to topple the giants stalking through the land.
At the same time we find ourselves so chained to the routines of life that there seems little opportunity to do anything that will really make a difference in the world we live in. This can all add up to a lot of frustration unless we are sensing the greatness of our God and are helped to walk in faith for His purposes to be realized on this earth.
I have been freshly reminded that we can not only escape the lies and pressures of Babylon, but we can be so alive in our faith that we deal a mortal blow to the enemy’s work all around us. Many times this is accomplished by simply and quietly going about our business with a set of soul that just believes God no matter what, period. We don’t have to be called to some heroic deed of valor on the front lines to make a difference in this world. All we have to do is run our race with faith and patience. It may be a mother race, a father race, a student race, a business race, or some other calling. When we “run with patience the race that is set before us,” we link arms with the “great cloud of witnesses” that have gone on before us.
And be assured that such races run in faith by you and me are slowly and surely preparing this world for the great day of God’s judgments. He is gathering your faith and mine into His measureless vials and preparing to pour out His final redemptive acts on this earth. It still reads that “on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all people” and, “He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces…. and it will be said in that day, ‘Behold this is our God for whom we have waited.'”
Waiting for God in the Biblical sense is no idle exercise. As you greet this Sabbah with joy and keep it in faith, you can be waiting for God and having a part in seeing this earth swept clean like no one has ever seen before.
In due season, we shall reap.