I don’t know about y’all, but I’m having a pretty good summer! Steve and I are getting to spend a good bit of time together, which is good! I’m not writing many blogs, but I’ll make up for it when summer is over!
What’s on my mind this morning is hurt. My heart is heavy for all the people who are hurting. I know of someone who’s stepdad is suffering with major depression and anxiety. I know of another person who just lost her nine year old daughter, and it’s only been three years since she lost her husband! People’s marriages are under attack. Friends are relapsing back into addiction. Loved ones are in jail. Every time I turn around I see things that break my heart. I know God can not let things go the way they’re going for much longer. This world is just way too bad. What breaks my heart the most is that with every passing day our time is getting shorter, and with every passing day, people are dying and going to hell! And most of us are just sitting back and watching.
Y’all, we have got to fight! And I’m not talking about MMA, barroom brawling or arguing with anyone; I mean getting out there and fighting for the souls of lost people! It shouldn’t matter what people think of us. It shouldn’t matter how uncomfortable we may feel. What should matter to us is sharing Jesus, and the plan of salvation with the lost! What should matter is, showing people that there is hope, and it’s found in Christ!
It seems that, among Christians, there is a blatant lack of concern for the lost. In my neck of the woods there are a gazillion churches! The sad thing is, lots of them have very few cars in the parking lot, and have been that way for years! Look people! If your church isn’t growing, you’re not doing something right! If the people in your church are all old and dying off, you haven’t been doing near enough to bring people in! I’m not saying that every church needs to be a mega church, but if your church is so “closed” that new people are not coming in, then you need to change the way you’re doing things! Paul said in 1 Corinthians chapter 9:19-23, “Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!” That’s the attitude we should have! Now, let’s get out there and get people for our team!! Y’all have a great day!