Luke 2:49 “And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me?  wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?”

It was a year ago during my annual time of reflection, assessment, priority adjustment, and goal setting between Christmas and New Years that the PLUS ministry was conceived, to be born a few months later at the end of March.  This yearly time is invaluable to me in that it provides an opportunity to make fundamental adjustments to my prevailing direction, attitude, and priorities.  This past week, as I started this annual process that will shape my entire next year, I reflected on the journey that the Lord has brought me on throughout 2013.  The next four PLUS posts will describe how the Lord created the PLUS embryo in late 2012, and how a reflection upon these same truths should challenge all of us to better serve the Lord as Christian citizens in America in 2014.

Typically during this period of reflection, the Lord places a few Bible verses on my heart as my personal annual verses.  One of the two verses for 2013 was Luke 2:49.  The truth the Lord wanted me to focus on through this verse is that it is my responsibility to regularly be about my Father’s business.  Pondering this thought led to me recognize the need to regularly pray for our nation and better serve it as a Christian citizen.  Little did I know at that point that the extension of that service would begin PLUS, and little do I know now what else the Lord would have me to do as I am about His business in 2014.

After a period of reflection, how do you think the Lord is leading you to be about His business?  Regardless of where that business will take you, it will benefit the cause of Christ because it is from the Lord.  If American Christians were truly serious about being about God’s business in 2014, then the impact the Lord could make through us would be miraculous.  PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER HOW THE LORD WOULD LEAD YOU TO BE ABOUT HIS BUSINESS IN THIS NATION IN 2014.