Sunday, September 9, 2007

TURN UP THE VOLUME!



Would someone please tell me when it happened? When did being a Christian become a bad thing? When did it require us to hide our beliefs in fear of not being loved by those around us?

Frankly, it’s time we all turn up the volume on our beliefs and drown out all those tiny evil voices that say we shouldn’t! We should drown them out for the generation to come that so wants to be near God and to be God’s children.

Go buy the T-shirt, get the bumper sticker, wear the baseball cap, and dangle the key chain! But most importantly – walk the walk and talk the talk! Make Christianity your 24/7 lifestyle, not just a think you do on Sunday morning! Children learn by example, and we’re not giving them anything to look up to. Church is nothing more than a weekend event to them – something to make them get out of bed early on a Sunday morning for. Whose fault is it that the upcoming generation falls away from worship and finds it unnecessary? OURS!

If we don’t make it “OK” to share your beliefs – the world may convince them to be silent.

If we don’t explain to them God’s will for our lives and how we found it – they may not find it.

If we don’t tell them about the “still small voice” – they may never hear it.

If we don’t share with them our struggles, and our victories – they won’t know victory is possible.

If we don’t pave the way for their faith, they may never find the abundant life Jesus came to give them.

If we live in fear of condemnation because of our faith, they’ll never have to know that condemnation because they’ll never show their faith. And their faith will die. And when they need it most, it won’t be there. They’ll have nothing more than an invalidated ticket to Heaven to show for their salvation.

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.“ – Matthew 10:32-33

FOR CHRIST SAKE AND YOURS, TURN UP THE VOLUME ON YOUR FAITH!

Be bold, be brave, stare popularity in the face and tell it you don’t care what it thinks of you because only what Jesus thinks matters! Blaze a trail and let Satan eat your dust! Stop being lukewarm and letting Jesus spew you out of his mouth (Rev. 3:16) in disgust.

And to quote my friend Forest Gump…”and that’s all I’ve got to say about that.”

Now, I shall decend from my soapbox.

Darn! I fell off!

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