…but sometimes the messengers aren’t.
Ya, I’m talking about THE message~ The Good News. The stuff you hear about but do you really understand.
I think it’s important every once in a while to turn off the radio, shut down that TV, get off the internet and get your butt to church. And not just any church, sorry, but there’s a lot of duds out there. I’m talking about a church where when you walk in, you immediately know that you’re with people who really live what they preach. A church where the Word of God is not only spoken about but is revered and cherished above all other things.
The message of Jesus and His redeeming love is a 2000+ year old message and it’s a good one. It doesn’t need to be dressed up, tweaked or watered down to make someone hear it or get it. People will get it, if we tell them. But yes, we’re not really telling, are we? Nope, we’re “shy” and “busy” and we don’t really want our neighbours and our friends to think we’re weird so we just sort of sneak in an “inspirational” Christmas card or a cool somewhat-Christian like CD of music, hoping that one way or another they’ll get the hint. Ya, that’s not working so well is it. Currently 55 to 75% of Canadians have no clue how to get to Heaven(if there is one-or so they say). Most of them know someone who is born again but they’ve never heard the message of the Cross. There are literally thousands and thousands of people that you see each day that are dying and with their blood on your hands, if you’re a born-again Christian and they’re not.
Did you know that the Muslim faith is actively converting people to their faith? They are currently praying for 50 Canadian youth, 30 Canadian families and 20 Canadian clergymen to embrace Islam this year. They already have at least 2 clergymen, one was a Baptist minister~ who is now Muslim. Scary.
What are we doing? Are we praying? Are we compassionate enough to realize that if we don’t say something someone may go to Hell? Are we living a life that is Godly and Righteous that shows the world that we mean and live what we believe? It’s time we did. 74% of people who get saved have done so because of a friend or family member who shared Jesus with them.
I pray that this year, 2011, will be the year that we see many come to know Jesus…and then they’ll tell two friends and they’ll tell two friends and so on and so on…..
If you are reading this and you don’t know where you stand. If you don’t know if when you die you’ll see an eternal Heaven and life everlasting or an eternal death, then please, message me or find a church pastor and talk with them. Being a Christian doesn’t mean your problems disappear, it just means that Jesus gets to shoulder the burden and guide you through the tough stuff. Jesus said He came that we might have LIFE and have it more ABUNDANTLY. Isn’t that what we all want? Abundant life?
We’re sinners, we all are. We sin each day and bring condemnation on ourselves. I am so grateful for Jesus~ who came as a man and was mocked, rejected and crucified so that you or I would not have to die for the sin that binds us up each day. He came, He lived, He died….and then He rose again. He’s coming back too~ let’s not forget that as we get so busy in our lives. Jesus is coming soon and we gotta get out there and let this message be heard~ that’s what we’re here for, in case you didn’t know. That is exactly why we’re here.