I think it is good for us to be reminded of what we know and what we need to know. There are times when we get busy and actually neglect things that are important. In one well known management system there is an explanation that defines the urgent versus the important. Too frequently we get busy with the urgent and neglect the important which will hurt us greatly in the end. I know that has happened to me far too frequently in my lifetime. We know we have to do the urgent but we cannot allow it to supersede the important.
This can happen in our daily walk as believers. We might do that which is urgent and make it from day to day but are we tending to that which is important?
So what is so important in our Christian lives?
I will draw from the words of a veteran missionary whose ministry spanned continents and decades and whose legacy is not only of reaching many for Christ but includes children and grandchildren and a host of others who are on the mission field today. His name is Dr. Darrell Champlin. He would come to Northland Baptist Bible College over the years and teach a block class about missions. I respected and appreciated his dedication to Christ, to missions, to the lost. He is now with the Lord but his ministry continues in many ways.
He was known for many things. I want to share with you his understanding of our purpose in life and doing what is important during our stewardship of life.He states it in the affirmative of the “eternal purpose of God” and reminds us that God’s priority is our priority. Every college freshman that had him as a teacher memorized the following:
“The eternal purpose of God is to call out from every kindred, tongue, people, and nation, a multitude redeemed by the blood of His Lamb, slain fromthe foundation of the world, over whom He will crown His Son, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, King of kings and Lord of lords forever. This is the passion of the heart of God that cannot be quenched, the obsession of His mind that cannot be denied, the vision of His eye that cannot grow dim, and the destination to which He has committed His omnipotent, immutable, eternal being: a destination He will not abandon.” -Darrell Champlin
So we see what is important. Yes, there is urgency but that is driven by what is important. In this we magnify and glorify our Savior Jesus Christ and fulfill the purpose for which God gives us one more breath in this life.
I hope you will read and meditate on this powerful quote. And I hope that we will all take it to heart.
On Sunday we have the opportunity to corporately worship our all powerful God and our Savior, Jesus Christ. We will worship the one Who has made His purpose for us known. At church, we encourage and strengthen one another. We bow before God and adore Him. We become more firm in our commitment to Him.
Dr. Wynne Kimbrough is the editor of this resource.
Some of the articles are written by him while others are found and shared with permission from the original authors. Some of of these authors wish to remain anonymous.