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Friday, February 11, 2011

Weekly Snippet: A Letter to the Churches

Keith Green wrote a song called "Asleep in the Light," which at times is reminiscent of the tone in the letters to the churches at the beginning of the book of Revelation.  I grew up listening to it, so whereas some people might hear it as a scathing rebuke, I have always taken it as a warning to guard against such behavior in myself.  If someone came up to you today, asking about Jesus or spiritual matters, how would you respond?  Would you be too busy to pay attention? Would you give generously of what you had, but forget to present the person with the real, spiritual bread that you have been given (John 6: 51)?

It could be that you are afraid to try to share your faith, for fear that it might jeopardize your position in your workplace, social group, or neighborhood.  If so, ask God to strengthen and embolden you to share your faith when the opportunity comes--and it will, but usually when you aren't looking for it!  Also, ask other Christians to pray for you against any supernatural attacks you might encounter when you take that step of faith.  These, too, will come, as Jesus warned, "Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved" (Mark 13: 13 NIV 2010).  This is no small project to take on, but it is a worthy one, with eternal rewards.

Something to contemplate over the weekend.  Until next time, this is me reminding you to stay savvy and share your faith!


Kamal Singarapu said...

Rachel -

Thank you for the post. This certainly challanged me to look at my own life in terms of being available for those who are lost spiritually.