10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be found out. 11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens burning will be destroyed, and the elements will melt with intense heat! 2 Peter 3:10-12 (LSB)
Our home Internet has been up and down for about a month. A couple of days ago it died. I called our provider and they sent out a technician today. He told me that a month ago the substation that supports our neighborhood took a hit and went down and ever since he had been having to come to homes in our area to service them. He could not get our Internet service back up. He said that our connection at the substation needed to be completely reinstalled and then equipment in our home would have to be upgraded….
Until then I am on the Internet typing this using my iPhone as my Internet Hotspot. We don’t have cable TV. All of our TV channels except the local ones come through our W-Fi. So, we are very frustrated. Thanksgiving is coming quickly and we will have a house-full of people, but no TV. Both of us are going through some medical issues right now and are just wanting some relaxing downtime, but it looks like we are on our own. However, during my evening devotional I read the following from Spurgeon’s Evening by Evening.
“And ye shall be witnesses unto Me.”-Acts 1:8
In order to learn how to discharge your duty as a witness for Christ, look at His example. He is always witnessing: by the well of Samaria, or in the Temple of Jerusalem: by the lake of Gennesaret, or on the mountain’s brow. He is witnessing night and day; His mighty prayers are as vocal to God as His daily services. He witnesses under all circumstances; Scribes and Pharisees cannot shut His mouth; even before Pilate He witnesses a good confession. He witnesses so clearly, and distinctly that there is no mistake in Him. Christian, make your life a clear testimony. Be you as the brook wherein you may see every stone at the bottom-not as the muddy creek, of which you only see the surface-but clear and transparent, so that your heart’s love to God and man may be visible to all. You need not say, “I am true:” be true. Boast not of integrity, but be upright. So shall your testimony be such that men cannot help seeing it. Never, for fear of feeble man, restrain your witness. Your lips have been warmed with a coal from off the altar; let them speak as like heaven-touched lips should do. “In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand.” Watch not the clouds, consult not the wind-in season and out of season witness for the Saviour, and if it shall come to pass that for Christ’s sake and the gospel’s you shall endure suffering in any shape, shrink not, but rejoice in the honour thus conferred upon you, that you are counted worthy to suffer with your Lord; and joy also in this-that your sufferings, your losses, and persecutions shall make you a platform, from which the more vigorously and with greater power you shall witness for Christ Jesus. Study your great Exemplar, and be filled with His Spirit. Remember that you need much teaching, much upholding, much grace, and much humility, if your witnessing is to be to your Master’s glory.