Thursday, July 27, 2017

"The Dreamers and the Doers"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"The Dreamers and the Doers"       
   Without the dreamers, the doers would not have, well, they wouldn't have anything to do.  Without the doers, the dreamers' visions would be sparkling wisps that appear for a moment, and then vanish into nothingness.  It takes both, and both must be certain to appreciate and give thanks for one another.

   "Ye… are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord" (Ephesians 2:20-21).  

    God communicated to Solomon that He desired the building of an earthly temple.  He then called Hiram to cut the trees with which the temple would be constructed (I Kings 5).  The roles of both men were required to bring the Lord's house into existence, namely, the visionary and the workman.  Who was more important?  Well, Solomon was king, and also the chief recipient of God's revealed purpose.  However, Hands On Hiram, as it were, actually did the work - with thousands of others like him - that constructed the building.  It is impossible to measure importance regarding each party because one without the other could not have fulfilled his task.  "We are members one of another" (Ephesians 4:25).

    Every born again believer who seeks to walk faithfully with God plays a role in the fulfillment of His vision, and the execution of His doings.  We may sometimes wonder about our own callings, and even more, about our Heavenly Father's working in our brothers and sisters.  Just before He left His disciples, the Lord Jesus placed a premium on their love not only for God, but for each other.  "A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another" (John 13:34).  The Lord knew the differences between His followers, and the varying callings each of them would fulfill.  Much grace would be required for the early church to be formed and perpetuated as God worked through Peter, James, John, and the rest.  Much grace continues to be required as our Father works through multitudes of His trusting children to continue the building of His spiritual temple through both the dreamers and the doers.  God calls His Solomons and His Hirams, who must all look to Him for the power to fulfill His purposes together in mutual and loving respect for God, and for each other.

"Where there is no vision, the people perish."
(Proverbs 29:18)
"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."
(I John 3:18)

Weekly Memory Verse 
    In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
(I Thessalonians 5:18)

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