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Are You a Fisher of Men?

This was a compelling clip. As a Christian, am I actively sharing Christ? Or am I just part of a religious club? Am I more concerned about discussing Christianity or about seeing souls saved and lives changed for the glory of Christ? Do I focus on the fellowship or on Christ and His Mission? When was the last time I shared the Gospel of Christ with someone–a neighbor, a classmate, a coworker, a friend, the restaurant server, or grocery cashier? This video is thought provoking and worth the watch…

Here are some more thoughts: Do I attend church to “get” something or to “feel good” about myself, or is church a place to worship Christ together with other believers, to encourage one another, and to edify one another (which may also mean the occasional rebuking in love with a spirit of truth and grace) so that we might grow together in Christ and that Christ might be glorified? Am I living out the Gospel or just being another “consumerist Christian”–showing up to church on Sundays…and even on Wednesdays, making sure I make an appearance at church suppers and special activities; but then walking out the door as if I’d never been inside? When I leave the church doors, am I forgetting the body of Christ? Or are they a part of my day-to-day life? Do I go about my  life–at work, at home, on vacation, running errands, whatever–as if I am in the same rat race that the rest of the world seems to be in? Am I too busy bickering and debating with my brothers and sisters in Christ to realize there’s a spiritual war going on all around us? Am I allowing my heart and mind to be changed by the Word? Am I impacting others around me for Christlikeness? I have one life to live–how am I using it for Christ? Am I using it for Christ? Just some food for thought.

Commitment: Definition and Challenge

I’ve been meditating on what it means to be a committed Christian recently. So, I thought I’d start with a simple dictionary definition. Commitment is “the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; a message that makes a pledge.” To commit is to “give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause,” in this case, Christ. Then I came across this poster on Pinterest and thought it had some good ideas.

So, how committed are you? I challenge you to take an inventory of your own life. Take the 10 commitment areas above and rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 for each. Then pick one of the areas that had a lower score and ask God to grow you in that area over this next month.

I’m asking God to grow me in the area of being more committed to prayer. I’d love to hear what area you’re asking God to grow you in this next month! God bless!