“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with Me to give to each one according to his work.
— Revelation 33:12, MEV
All heaven is interested in the carrying forward of the work that Christ came to the world to do. Heavenly agencies are opening ways for the light of truth to shine to the dark places of the earth. Angels are waiting to communicate to those who will take hold of the work.
We cannot afford in the few days we have here on earth to spend our time in trifling and nothingness. We need to humble our souls before God, that every heart may drink in the truth, and let it work in the life a reformation that will convince the world that this is indeed the truth of God. Let the life be hid with Christ in God.
Only when we seek the Lord as little children, when we cease picking flaws in our brethren and sisters, and in those who are seeking to carry faithfully the responsibilities of the work, and seek to get our own hearts right with God, can He use us to the glory of His name.
Let us remember that profession is nothing unless we have the truth in the heart. We need the converting power of God to take hold of us, that we may understand the needs of a perishing world.
“All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth,” the Saviour declares, “and, lo, I am with you alway.” Matthew 28:18, 20. What we need is a living faith... God will do the work if we will furnish Him the instruments. There needs to be among us a great deal more of prayer and much less of unbelief.
God help us to put on the armor and to act as if we were in earnest, as if the souls of men and women were worth saving. Let us seek a new conversion. We need the presence of the Holy Spirit of God with us, that our hearts may be softened and that we may not bring a harsh spirit into the work.
I pray that the Holy Spirit may take full possession of our hearts. Let us act like children of God who are looking to Him for counsel, ready to work out His plans wherever presented. God will be glorified by such a people, and those who witness our zeal will say: Amen and amen.
— Testimonies for the Church, Volume 9, p. 104-107
Humble your soul before God that your heart may drink in the truth and let it work a reformation in your life.
Seek the Lord as a little child, seek to get your own heart right with God so He can use you to the glory of His name.
Seek the presence of the Holy Spirit of God that your heart may be softened and that you may not bring a harsh spirit into the work.
Pray that the Holy Spirit may take full possession of your heart.