*August Service Calendar below*
I’ve started three different times to write a post to share with you how I’m feeling right now.
All three deleted.
I just can’t get it out. I can’t construct a sentence to do it justice. No amount of words – no matter how beautifully constructed – can tell you what I want to say.
Even now these words aren’t enough.
I’m tired of living a mundane life. I’m done worrying about what people think of me. I want to live a life that counts. You see the world is so much bigger than the city of Buford. It’s bigger than Georgia. It’s bigger than the United States. I’m tired of closing my eyes to the monstrosities going on around me. No longer will I tune out the song of the oppressed and lonely.
I refuse to accept the status quo. It’s not okay to pretend everything is all right. Everything is NOT all right. Marriages are breaking down around me. Children have fallen prey to addictions. People don’t know about Christ. They don’t know because of me.
They don’t know because we, as the body of Christ, haven’t reached out to tell them. Not with our words or our Facebook statuses, but with our actions.
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV
God is real, and He is bigger than you or I can even imagine. His plan for the world is that those who love Him would take care of those in need. He didn’t tell us to ask for their political affiliations first. Jesus died for all – gay, straight, alcoholics, addicts, gossipers, murderers, atheists, Mormons, Baptists, Catholics, Democrats, Republicans – you name it.
We all deserve death because of the sin in our lives, but through Christ we are given grace. All. Of. Us.
But I have to ask myself – am I living like it? Am I living like Jesus only died for the people in the country club? It’s time to wake up, get up and roll up.
As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. Acts 9:32-35 NIV (emphasis mine)
Take your mat and go.
Will people turn to the Lord when they see what Christ is doing in your life? Don’t you think it’s time they did?
What better way to get up and roll up than by serving others? Download the August Service Calendar HERE. Please share this post! Let’s all wake up and serve together.