As sand in an hour glass empties to signify the end of a day, souls have a series of questions to ponder. Did you accomplish your goals or place checks marks next to your to do list? What impact did you have on others at home, school or work? How many lives did you touch or turn off?
After completing a 6 week video series at church, the grand finale challenged individuals with a question. How many lives would be different if you became a fully devoted follower of Christ? Two days following this message, I’m afraid my actions have returned to normal. The motivation I had walking out of church has faded like a setting sun. Subsequently, my faith has been invisible, blending into the world like a chameleon in a jungle.
It shouldn’t take a life altering event to inspire people to follow Christ. Yet, many of us are like the young man in Matthew 19:16-22, trusting in ourselves instead of the Lord. Thus, disappointment, emptiness and frustrations often fill the lives of those unable to make a difference. If you are struggling to see fruits of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23, may the words of 1 John 2:5-6 develop into a prayer so that the light of Jesus shines through in a loving and natural manner.
by Jay Mankus