Living Out Our Faith
We like the idea that accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is simple. Knowing that your eternity was secured when Jesus died on the cross and paid the ultimate sacrifice for us is a feeling like no other.
Then as we grow in our relationship with God, we realize He wants to use us every day to show Him to others who don’t know Him yet.
That’s called the process of living out our faith, and we do that by being tuned in to what He’s doing around you – listening when He gives you an assignment and then obeying.
It seems like a pretty easy process, and it is… if you agree that your plans might be interrupted. In fact, when you accepted Jesus as Lord, you gave Him the right to interrupt your life any time He wants. Henry Blackaby in the study, Experiencing God, says when you accepted Jesus Christ you “gave Him the right to help Himself to your life.”
That sounds extreme. And it is. But there is no more important work than God’s work, and when you take the step of listening and obeying, there is nothing more exciting.
Maybe you’ve been at The Springs when we dispatched people to grocery stores to buy food for those who can’t afford it. Maybe you took a couple backpacks for the kids in Haiti so that for the first time they could experience Christmas as we do. Maybe you’re a leader in Springsville, our children’s ministry, or Encounter, our student ministry. Maybe you have ministered to the sick or those in crisis.
And because you gave God the right to interrupt your life and your schedule, you have gotten a ringside seat to see the life-change only He can bring. You have actually brought the message of Christ to the world.
“Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” Philippians 2:12-13
Pray you will be ready when God interrupts your life with opportunities.