Subject: Filling Out the Blank Form: A Message to the Church
Dear beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
Grace and peace be unto you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As we gather together in fellowship and worship today, let us turn our attention to the importance of filling out the blank form in our Christian walk, as inspired by the Word of God.
The quest to fill out the blank form may seem perplexing at first, but as we delve into the scriptures, a clearer picture emerges. It reminds us that as children of the Most High, we are called to leave no space empty in our pursuit of spreading the gospel, living a righteous life, and ministering to those around us.
As the Apostle Paul writes in his letter to the Ephesians (Ephesians 2:10, KJV), “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” With this understanding, we realize that we have been designed by God Himself to fulfill a unique purpose in this world. The blank form represents the infinite possibilities to carry out the good works He has ordained for us.
The Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30 (KJV) reaffirms this truth. It tells the story of a master who entrusted his servants with different amounts of talents – a form of currency during biblical times. Two of the servants successfully multiply their talents, while the third buries his, fearful of losing what was entrusted to him. The master praises the first two servants, saying, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23, KJV). However, he rebukes the third servant, emphasizing the importance of stewardship and maximizing the potential within us.
Brothers and sisters, this parable highlights the need for us to fill out the blank form completely and faithfully. Our talents are not meant to be buried or squandered but rather to be invested wisely for the kingdom of God. We are called to be good stewards of the gifts God has given us, be it our time, skills, resources, or spiritual gifts. The blank form represents the opportunities before us, waiting to be seized for the glory of God.
Moreover, the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV) commands us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey all that Jesus commanded. This mission stands as a constant reminder to fill out the blank form diligently. It calls us to be intentional about sharing the love and truth of Christ with those who have yet to know him. It challenges us to actively engage in evangelism and discipleship, leaving no empty spaces in fulfilling this sacred duty.
As we fill out the blank form, we also need to be mindful of the importance of holiness and sanctification. The Apostle Peter encourages us, “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16, KJV). The blank form represents the areas of our lives that ought to be consecrated to God. It prompts us to examine ourselves honestly, seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance to purify and sanctify every aspect of our thoughts, words, and actions.
Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick, and caring for the widows and orphans are some of the many ways we can fill out the blank form in practical terms. Each act of kindness, compassion, and service reflects the love of Christ to a broken and hurting world. It is the true essence of religion as described by James in his letter (James 1:27, KJV). By embracing these opportunities, we can bring hope, comfort, and healing to those in need.
In conclusion, dear brothers and sisters, the blank form challenges us to live with purpose, fully utilizing the gifts and calling bestowed upon us. Let us not miss out on the divine opportunities that await us. May we conscientiously fill out the blank form in all areas of our lives, knowing that as we obediently respond to God’s leading, lives will be transformed, souls will be saved, and His kingdom will be glorified.
In the fellowship of our Lord Jesus Christ,