I was real tentative to share this at first. I mentioned a few posts ago about how I wanted to start doing V-Logs (Video Blogs) every once in a while. Yesterday, I decided to do a test run to see how it would work, and figure out what I need to do when I start doing them ‘officially.’
When I post these in the future, I plan on making them more polished, and hopefully not as convicting.
So any who, here is my trial run.
Here is the original scrip I worked off of. I added and removed some parts as I was recording it.
Here is a picture of an 8 year old boy who died in yesterdays bombings.
Yesterdays Boston bombings was a huge wakeup call to me. You never know when the people around you are going to be taken from this world. It upsets me deeply to have heard about the death of the 8 year old boy waiting for his father at the finish line.
But there is a much deeper issue going on that we forget about in the comforts of our own home. Too many people are dying while our Father in Heaven, is waiting on us at the ultimate finish line.
Look around you, look at the people in your life. Your family members. Your coworkers. Your friends. If they were to be gone today, would they be united with our Father in Heaven, or will they be put in the pits of Hell for eternity?
It’s a hard thought to deal with. Maybe I’m going to far with this, maybe I need to lighten up a bit. But is eternal damnation something to be taken lightly?!
Is our fear of sharing our faith more important than the life of our friends, family and neighbors?!
The seeds you plant, WILL NOT save everyone you share your faith with. In fact I guarantee you will fail at least 95% of the time. But the fact is, people die everyday, from unexpected events. What we don’t know is where they are going to spend eternity.
My intention isn’t to use a scar tactic to push others to spread God’s Word, but for us, including myself, to be aware, there is a war out there! What part are you taking in fighting the war? You don’t need to go push Christ on everyone you see and meet. But rather, just take a step out of your comfort zone and don’t be afraid to share Christ when the opportunity presents itself.
We are called to be ambassadors of Christ, it is all of our responsibilities to represent Christ to the world. Like John the Baptist, we are to point the way to Christ through our actions and our words. Others are to look at us and say
, “Woah, now there is a radical person living outside of the norms of this world. There is a person who has much love and forgiveness to give. How can I be more like them?”
Sin is everywhere. We as Christians need to step out of the closet and show others the power of Christ’s love and forgiveness.
I’m sick of it, I’m sick of the actions of sin. Are you ready to take a stand?