Have you ever felt that heavy burden for the lost and hurting souls surrounding you as you walk through your school or you drive to work? Have you ever felt the urge to talk to the individual sitting next to you about Jesus? I know I have. But how often do we apply action beyond that burden or that urge? One of Pastor’s maxims that always inspires me is, “I’m living this day for that day.”
Whenever I hear that, I’m reminded of my responsibility as a Christian to act on that burden or that urge. It’s important that we don’t keep this amazing message to ourselves, but that we spend this day sharing it with others to help guide them for that day.
I was raised in church and attended public schools, but I didn’t become serious about my … Read More »
What drives us to do what we do? Unfortunately, our world segregates different types of people. Some because of the color of skin, the level of popularity, and so many other reasons have been created to “help” segregate our world. But if we’re all created equal, why are others treated differently?
Think about this. In your life, there are two types of people: the ones you talk to and the ones you don’t. The reasons we don’t talk to people change from person to person. Maybe we don’t feel like it at the moment. We all get tired, cranky, and not in a mood to talk. But what kind of change can you create by just taking a minute to get to know someone?
Often we create obstacles that stop us from connecting with the people around us. We can get … Read More »
Where are the kids who dream of teaching a record amount of Bible studies this year? Where is the young man who hopes to start a campus ministry at his college or the young lady who wants to start an outreach team to canvas the neighborhood near her church?
I think young people today very much enjoy the experience of the Spirit and the experience of the services and the experiences they have in church and serving God. I think that it’s possible however to be so experience oriented that we neglect other issues, such as scriptural principles and scriptural truth and things that may not be as sensually exciting, and by that I mean our senses aren’t touched, but they are every bit as important if not more, because they are the anchor of our life. I don’t think it’s either/or. I think you can do both. I think you can certainly enjoy the experiences of God’s Spirit, but you can also be grounded in umbilical truth. Both of those together make a very dynamic life.