Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What would you do if you were brave?

Michael Hyatt  asked this question via twitter yesterday: What would you do if you were brave?

I still don't know how to answer that because there is so much that I want to do and so many things I desire to see happen.  Do you feel the same?  Many of you do.

So what holds us back?  What keeps us from moving forward?  There are so many answers from fear to simply the unknown and beyond.  So, in today's devotion I want to let you peek into just a little of what I have been thinking about and longing for in life and at the Community Fellowship.  Remember we are talking about LOVE MORE ... EXPECT LESS. and will be centering on and focusing on this for some time.  Why?  I believe that there are a couple things that the church needs to get right:

First, we are to be creative because we have the greatest message to share.  And it is the Christmas message that this season and life is all about Jesus.

Second, we are to get the attention of those who do not know Jesus any way we can, and tell them about Jesus.

Those two statements go hand in hand.  You cannot separate them in my book.  In fact, as I seek to share what God has put on my heart and what my vision is I head back to the question that today's devotion started with.  What would we do?  What would we attempt?  What do we really want out of life?

Get honest.  I really like to have my needs met.  I like to feel good.  That is just what my humanity wants.  But deep down inside, I really want to leave a legacy for my kids and those I connect with.  That legacy is all about Jesus, and it is not about me.

1 Peter 4:8 (nlt) --- Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

1 John 3:17 (nlt) --- If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God's love be in that person?

We love God.  He loves us.  No more questions there.  It is a fact.  Love motivates us, but far too often fear and the unknown keep us from being brave.  I pray we will take seriously this question and let God work, as only God can.

Luke 1:37 (nlt) --- For nothing is impossible with God

Ephesians 3:20 (nlt) --- Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

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