Thursday, September 30, 2010

Are you on dial-up or high speed?

I am back on dial up speed this morning…all because I watched Passion live link yesterday. When you live in the sticks you don’t get the modern conviences city folk enjoy. Therefore, we have satellite internet with a limited download access (whatever that means). Very aggravating!! In this information age we have been spoiled to having what we want to look at right now not in 15 minutes when the website finally's like waiting on water to boil!

My pokey internet reminds me of some of the pokey Christians in this world. They stand around waiting on someone else to do the work for the kingdom. They don’t want to step-up to the plate and take on the challenges facing believers today. For example, you are a member of a small church community with a mixture of young families, older more mature people (did I say that nicely enough), and singles. You see the need for a women’s or singles ministry. Will you stay in the background being a pokey Christian waiting on someone else to get a ministry started or will you step up and be a high speed one that gets the ball rolling?

We need Christians to be proactive in today's society.  We need believers to be willing and available to listen to God's calling on their lives.  If we don't, where is that going to leave the church body or the unsaved?  They will gravitate towards what's available to them...the worldly influences all around that are so accessable in this information age.  We are supposed to be the hands and feet of Christ.  His workers whose purpose on this planet is to lead others to Him.  We can't do that if we just sit on our hands in the background.  So step-up and be the high speed Christian that you are intended to be!  Do something for the kingdom and not just for yourself--you'll be glad you did (and you'll make Jesus smile too)!

"A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing." Prov. 20:4

"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." Romans 12:11

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