Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Proactive vs. Reactive Christianity

So often these days Christians are content to just sit back and practice Sunday morning Christianity. What if a quarter of all self proclaimed Christians in the United States would simply start putting their relationship with God in front of other things? Imagine a group of Believers who were becoming increasingly more passionate about their walk with God. What would this country look like? What about the churches, how much more effective would they become? People using their talents and gifts God has given them to make an impact in this world. The Christianity Jesus and the Apostles talk about in the New Testament, is not what is a major part of our lives. We practice reactive Christianity compared to Jesus' proactive Christianity. Instead of sitting back and letting the world influence us and then attempting to counter that, I challenge you to instead go out and influence the world. Just like Jesus and the Apostles did. Is this a difficult thing? At times, yes! But it is what Christ calls us to. God wants you to "let your light so shine...". Be an encouragement to those around you. Let them see the joy of the Lord in your life, but don't put up a front. Actively seek to let God deal with the sins in your life, and He will be able to use you to a much greater extent.

1 Supposings:

Blogger SweetChicken supposed...

My first memory of you is before I even worked at the store with you. I was a customer, and I was in the Music section. I had just picked up a CD when you came over and said, "Oh yeah I like that one!! There is a song on there that just reminds me of..." And you went on to tell me of your devotions that day and a verse you had read and what it meant to you. I came away from it thinking you were totally weird, but totally on fire for God. I wasn't quite sure what to make of you because I respected your "bravery" but was a little overwhelmed at the same time.

So I guess I'm just trying to say that if you're at all like that, then you are making an influence on the world... not the other way around. And that moment has spurred me on for the last seven years. Thank you.

7:02 PM  

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