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Do You Have a Cause?

John 12:27 says, “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.” Jesus had a heart that was broken for all mankind for which cause He suffered the death on the Cross. “The Son of man came not be ministered unto but to minister” (Matthew 20:28). Jesus came not to destroy, but to minister. This was the eternal purpose that dominated Christ’s life.

It is so easy to forget our mission, the same that was exemplified for us by Paul. “for which case also I have been hindered from coming to you” (Romans 15:22). “Cause” in the original Greek text means “the channel by which that action flows.” We need to have the divine cause in every area of our life. At our jobs, for example, the cause would be to put our whole heart into our work. Every day, our mission for Christ is getting either stronger or weaker. Choose to mediate on God’s thoughts. Understanding and placing priority on His divine cause in our lives will allow this power to flow throughout our earthen vessels.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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