Friday, September 19, 2008

intentionally getting attention [+] Friday E-Devotion

We know some who are good at this.  Some of them are kids, but some of them, unfortunately, are adults.  They will do things just to get attention.  Often they do something negative.

Yet the fact is that we as Christians are not to live in obscurity where we will not be noticed.  We are to make choices and live in a way to lift our Savior.  We are to invite people to know Jesus, to come to church and to see what God is all about.  Are our lives, our actions, our attitudes and such getting the attention of people in this way?

One of our bench marks at The Community Fellowship is this: we are to get the attention of our community and while we have their attention, tell them about Jesus.  Their attention may be ours for a short time or a long time, on line or off line of the internet, at the grocery store or in the neighborhood.  It is time to be intentionally getting attention of the people around us.

Here is something new to try ... LIFESHARE is being hosted by the internet campus of and is a great avenue of gaining the attention of people we encounter on line.  This is a place where you can be encouraged to invite people to attend church with you or on the internet (by asking them via blog or e-mail to join you at your church or even have an on line church experience).  For some of you those are brand new thoughts.  Give them a try.

I am praying that our people during this 30 Days to Live series will begin to be comfortable starting conversations with people about faith.  Or, that we will be uncomfortable because we are not talking about faith.

By intentionally getting attention of the people around us, people we know or don't know, is something that believers for centuries have been known for.  Yet in this day and age we are pulled in so many directions.  Try this pill.  Watch this show.  Use this makeup or service.  Lets join in.  No, we are not another one of the offers. This is the best offer.  It is not the fountain of youth or face forever cleansing miracle cream.  This is the person who died to change lives forever and ever.

John 9:5 (nlt) --- (Jesus said) But while I am here in the world, I am the light of the world.

Colossians 1:6  (nlt) --- This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God's wonderful grace.

If we are intentionally getting attention of others, we are pointing lives in God's direction.  Lets be intentional about this.

Wake up for a minute ... question a little ... if we are not intentionally pointing people to God and faith with our lives, what are we doing?  What are you doing?  (Be honest even if the answer hurts.)

2 Corinthians 5:17  (nlt) --- This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

That fact will get the attention of the people around us.  Lets be intentional about it!  And, give LIFESHARE a try.

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