Monday, September 28, 2015
Share it! Shout it!
It goes away just as quickly as it arrives. Fall. It is one of my favorite times of year. The trees right now are just at a tipping point between clinging onto the last of their chlorophyll and turning into breathtaking shades of autumn. The photo above does not do this tree justice.
It is one of my favorite trees where I live because it is an early-announcer... It changes into hues of crimson and plum weeks before the rest of the trees are even thinking about turning. It is the one who bravely proclaims, "It's coming! Fall is almost here!" It is eager to get our attention.
Christ followers, we are designed to be just like this go-getter. In our own way, we can and should live out loud because we have the Best News of all to share. In fact, The Kingdom of God depends on it. We are all in ministry to show the grand love story of God.
As natural as it for that tree to turn plum and deepest red, it should be just as natural for us to share and shout from the roof-tops, "Christ is here, now! He lives in us when we choose Him!" After all, if you can name ONE- just ONE blessing bestowed upon you because of choosing Him, then you do, indeed, have good reason to share.
We share other good news without blinking an eye... You have a baby on the way? Got an excellent report from the doctor? Saw a cute puppy video on Youtube? Really- we will share anything, but do think twice sometimes about revealing our faith, which ought to make 1st priority of all.
Did you overcome the impossible? Live through the unbearable? Was Christ in the center of that cyclone for you? God preserves you, loves you, heals you, and provides for you. Share it. Shout it. Be the first to announce it. You were designed to do so.
“Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples." Psalm 96:3