- Published: Monday, 07 October 2013 18:49
- Written by Andy Searles
When it comes to issues of pace, forward motion and getting things done in a timely manner, generally the Church finds itself on the slow end of the spectrum. So many good ideas never take off because "we'll get to that tomorrow". So many kingdom actions are never actualized because we need to wait for a large number of factors to perfectly align. We justify our slowness with the defense of "it must not be God's time to do this" or with cries of "Jesus calls us to rest/Sabbath/slowness". But the reality is that scripture paints a different picture of the expediency with which we must usher in His kingdom. The beginnings of Jesus' ministry are marked with the immediacy of the task at hand - boldly saying that now is the time to get things done.