Saturday, 17 September 2011

Why is it easier for us to say we will give our life for His name, when we hesitate to even direct a conversation towards God?
Why is it easier for us to wear a cross, but not say we are a Christian loud and proud?
Why is it easier for us to use compliments to cheer up a friend, but not give them the assurance that God's in control?
Why is it easier to just say you had a good weekend, but forget to mention a word about attending Church?
Why is it easier for us to stay silent than to tell people about Jesus?
Why is it easier to fear rejection than love our neighbor and make a move to safeguard their eternal destiny?

How often do we spend talking to someone about useless topics but avoid the most important subject - their eternal destiny? Are we ashamed of God? Is believing in God not 'Cool'? Are we afraid of rejection and humiliation? Don't we love our neighbors and care for them?

The above questions have been haunting me for the past few weeks as it struck me that I've let many opportunities slip by me, to proclaim the Gospel.
God has commissioned us to be 'fishers of men' and reach out to souls. If we truly loved our neighbor, we will try our best to steer them away from hell, and eternal damnation. We are not going to go through any where near the humiliation, tribulation and rejection that Jesus went through, yet He reigned victoriously. Doesn't that encourage us to press on?
Lets grasp every opportunity prayerfully and direct our thoughts to bringing souls to Christ and stop pleasing the crowds. Then we will be able to join Paul as he says, 'However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the Gospel of God's grace.' 
Remember to be the unique 'you' God made you to be - It is certainly 'COOL' to love God and serve Him!

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