Asleep In The Light

Posted: September 15, 2010 by Rich Landosky in HSM, MSM, Rich's Random Ramblings, The Journey, Thursday Thots

Several weeks ago while I was on vacation, I sent a tweet out saying that we were going to turn up the heat this year on evangelism.  As I spent time with the Lord on vacation, I felt Him laying on my heart that we needed to get more serious about reaching the lost with the Gospel.  Last year I think we successfully turned up the heat on serving.  We had a lot of you actively involved in many of our AWOLs – service projects, servant teams and missions experiences.  I am proud of our group the way we have started exercising our gifts, talents and abilities for God’s glory.

I think The Church tends to falls into one or both of two dangers way too easily.  The first is focusing so much of our attention on “us” that we completely lose sight of the world outside of our church walls.  The second is focusing so much of our attention on missions around the world that we fail to see those dying right next door to us.  And that’s where I believe God wants us to look this year.  Not at the expense of the rest of the world “over there” nor at the expense of building solid and authentic community here with other Believers.  All three are equally important.

I heard Keith Green – a former Christian musician who died in the 90s –  say, “There are still billions who don’t know Jesus Christ yet.  It’s either God’s fault that they don’t know about Jesus yet or ours.”  Those words struck me.  Honestly, God could easily reveal His love for us through His Son in a moment, in an instant, without our getting in the way.  But He doesn’t.  He has chosen to use us as the vehicle in which to share the Gospel with the world.  Why?  I think I’ll save that for next week.  Suffice it to say that it isn’t God’s fault that billions don’t know yet which means it must be our fault.

So, the question remains – what are you going to do to reach those around you with the Gospel?  Listen to Keith Green’s song “Asleep In the Light” set to pictures in the video after the jump.  Then in the comment section, leave the name or names of some of the people around you that you are going to try to share the Gospel with in the coming weeks and months.  We can all be praying for each other as we get serious about reaching others with the love of Jesus.

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