Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Why Are We Here?
I have been listening a lot lately to contemporary Christian music. It is very inspiring, and I often find myself crying as I listen. It's wonderful to have on in the background as you go about your day... keeps your mind more on the things of Christ, as it were.
One trend I've found, however, is that many songs sing about what we, as Christ's body, are doing, or rather not doing. That's gotten me thinking, and I drew this ACEO (the one above) today. It's titled "You Are With ME??"
Many people know Jesus exists, but many (due to the enemy's influence) feel that they are not "good enough" to turn to Him. They feel that they have to work things out first, or get "better" first, before they can go to God... but they don't realize that it's only by turning to God that they can get better!!! How are they ever supposed to know this if we don't help them?
We don't have to stand out on the street corner, shouting hailfire and brimstone. That, in my humble opinion, scares people away, and quite frankly, makes them think you're wacky. That's not what we are supposed to do. We are supposed to LOVE them, not jam the gospel down their throats. WE show the love, and then they become open to God working in their lives. Whether God chooses to use us further in helping the people come to their salvation is up to God. But we have to be open and listening to God's direction, and what we are called to do.
Or else... why are we here?