As a follower of Christ, we can sometimes forget our part in people giving God control of their lives on this earth and living forever with God. As a kid growing up, we were always taught about how awesome God was and his ability to draw people to his heart and change them. Or we hear of people wanting to do something foolish in the middle of the night and they turn on the TV to see someone speaking to them directly and they give their life to Christ.
The greater norm in everyday life is you. Did you realize that the way you drive is a witness? The way that you react to a situation around people who don’t know Jesus is a witness. The ethics in your business and how you make you money will witness to every single person you come in contact with. Social media is an extension of who you are so what is the “extension” of your personality saying to world? Do the things you post reflect the love of Christ The programming that we decide to put over the air as Rocky Mountain CTN is a witness.
The question I have for all of us today is are we making it easier or harder for people to get to heaven and make a decision to follow Christ? The Holy Spirit is always doing his part to draw men and women to him but our actions will either fight against those plans or help make a reality.
I love the first chapter of Psalms.
1 Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
2 But they delight in the law of the LORD,
meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.
4 But not the wicked!
They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.
5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment.
Sinners will have no place among the godly.
6 For the LORD watches over the path of the godly,
but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
Such GREAT instruction for us today to make sure that we are doing everything we can to understand the associations we keep, the power of the Bible in our lives and the outcomes of following Christ or denying him.
Today, think of not just your speech and personal interaction that needs to reflect Christ but every action and social media post that people see. The world is only getting smaller and more connected which makes it easier to reach people for Christ but also easier to help stand in the way of people who need to find a real, loving and life-giving God.
Have a great week!
General Manager - Rocky Mountain CTN