Well it is the beginning of a new week and we just finished Thanks Giving – Diane are so Blessed and Thankful for our Family and Friends that have taken care of us over the last 2 months “THANKS”.
It has been a while since Diane and I have been able to make it to church – but we did it yesterday – we really needed that… Shaun was still preaching from Matthew and one part of his sermon raised a very good question about if we are walking the talk or not. Jesus is being challenged by the Chief Priests and Elders and one of his responses is this parable.
Matthew 21: 28>32. The Parable of the Two Sons:
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?” “The first,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.
32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
Now the big question is: Which of the two Sons do we fall into…. Are you the one who is actually going to do something? I know that we are very reluctant to do something that will be asked of us when it requires hard work and maybe long hours….. We also blow it like that first Son did – but do we finally go forward and do what is asked of us.
Matthew West has a song out – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I2csO7_pOI “Do Something”
The Song talks about someone who is asking God Why is he not doing something about all the problems in the world and Gods answer is I did: “I did, I Created You”. Please listen to the song – if it does not inspire you to go forward – then you really need to set back and re-evaluate your relationship with Jesus.
As I look back on my own life – I can see me falling into both responses from the two sons… but as I am going forward – I am trying to be more aware of what is being asked of me and what my response is. I have to tell you that it takes practice to actually to what God has in store for us and it requires Obedience and Faith.
So as you forward this week think about your what question is God asking you – and look at what your response is when asked to work today in the Vineyard. “Do Something”