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For the sake of the call

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Gina B, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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    How far do you go in following your convictions? What would you give up?
    What if it meant risking your life. Many people would automatically say sure, I would do that! I don't want that simple answer, I want you to look honestly into yourself. Put yourself in a situation and think about your reaction.
    What if God said "Go to such and such country and teach for me". You know that in that country people who teach about God are often sentenced to death. Would you still go? Would you take your children along? What would be some of the things you would consider first? Finances? Living conditions? How strongly would these affect your decision in what you will do?
    What if it was a bit more simple? A change of churches, a move, a bit of a paycut, you wouldn't be able to afford things like your daughter's ballet class you promised her. Then what?
    What if simply meant being more embarassed than you want to be? What the call was to go in the grocery store and strike up a conversation with a stranger about God?
    It is kinda funny how quick people will say that they would die for the sake of God's call to them, but wouldn't even strike up a conversation with a stranger in the grocery store.
    Why is that? It's wonderful to be willing to die for God, but usually it isn't part of the call. We can be heros of the faith without making a name for ourselves among Christians by playing the part of a martyr. What's more, following your call in a grocery store and following your call to go to a hostile country...neither wins you more bonus points with God, do they?
    So...is what you accomplish important, or is the obedience itself where pleasing God comes in?
    Just a few roaming, rambling thoughts and questions. [​IMG]
  2. donnA

    donnA New Member

    Aug 10, 2000
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    Your quite right Gina, we like to claim how we could/ would do the big stuff, yet we stumble in doing the little stuff, the everyday things.
  3. HeDied4U

    HeDied4U Active Member
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    May 6, 2001
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    posted by Gina....

    That kind of reminds me of something I heard on a tape many years ago. I don't really remember what the subject was, but one thing stood out. The speaker said all he heard anymore was how people were ready to "die for Jesus." He said that that was fine and good, but where were the people who were ready to LIVE for Jesus?!

    Just thought I'd throw that out.

    God Bless!!!

    Adam :cool: [​IMG]
  4. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Aug 20, 2002
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    Amen, Sister donnA -- Preach it! [​IMG]

    Should be "You're quite right Gina
    ... we stumble in doing the litle stuff ... "