“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” (Matthew 25:13, NIV)
We are counseled in Scripture to watch for many things. We are particularly told to be on the look out for the return of the Lord, which can happen at anytime. Our time bubble can pop at anytime, thrusting us into the eternal paradigm.
We need to guard against mission drift. Converterlators are on mission and need to keep on mission. The following acrostic, W-A-T-C-H, can help us keep on mission.
“Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts.” (2 Peter 1:19, NLT)
“So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.” (1 Peter 1:13, NLT)
“Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” (Mark 14:38, NLT)
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” (Psalm 37:5, ESV)
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” (Psalm 28:7, ESV)
Following these steps will help protect us from mission drift and from the evil one.
“Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” (Proverbs 30:5, ESV)
Today, ask yourself:
Am I taking steps regularly to keep on mission?