Lord I give my life as a living sacrifice, to reach a world in need by being your hands and feet.
The greatest danger that the church faces today is the pursuit of comfort over the need for compassion. How is it that we can continue our lives of luxury, while not lifting a finger to help those who are at death’s door? How is it that we can complain about frivolous things happening to us, when there are things happening out there that really matter? How is it that we can prioritize our wants, above the real needs of others? If what I have to say today offends some people, then so be it. Sometimes, the truth hurts.
The time has come for Christians to toughen up and develop a backbone. There are so many of us who are so entrenched in our own issues, that we are missing our real purpose. God didn’t call us to a life of luxury and selfishness. In fact, He tells us so many times in His Word that He is with us and that He has given us a spirit of boldness. And what do we try and do? We try to fight our battles in our own strength. Have we forgotten who we serve? Don’t we believe that He who is in us is far greater than he who is in the world. Why then do we choose to believe the fleshly inner voice that focusses on our weaknesses instead of the One who says we can do ALL things in Him? Either that is true or not! Either you believe it or not! There’s no middle ground here.
Maybe we need to alter our mindset and our prayers. Instead of asking God to make our lives easier, we should ask Him to make it more effective. And to be more effective for God, I will need to face every giant and climb every mountain in the process. That won’t be easy, but it will be amazing. That won’t be comfortable but it will be life-changing. It’s time we need to realise that following Christ is not about how much He can do for me, but what He has already done for me on the cross. It’s all about how I can thank Him through a life of love and sacrifice.
Have an awesome day!