I know it’s been a while, but I have some new thoughts……
Scott gave a great message a couple of weeks ago, and made mention of Christ’s mission to “seek and save the lost”. I’m not really sure what he said after that, because I went off on a sort of rabbit trail in my mind.
Seek and save………
Seek is a verb. It requires action. I can’t seek by sitting on my couch. I can’t seek by attending church and looking to “be fed”.
“I’m not being fed,” is something that I’ve heard far to often. I may have even said it. My new response to that is, “If you’re not being fed, then pick up the fork!!”
Jesus also said, “Come follow me.” Follow is also a verb. It also requires action. That’s why I’ve also come to prefer “Christ follower” instead of “Christian”. I’ve been a “Christian” since I was 9. I’m not sure if I’ve ever really been a follower of Christ.
I’ve always been pretty comfortable in my faith. I was frightened into salvation, a number of times even. Those 70s movies, and bible studies on Revelation will do that to a kid.
However, I think I’m coming to the realization that being comfortable in my “eternity” is probably not all that important. I’ve come to believe that my eternity is a symptom of a life spent “seeking” and “following”, and not just a destination.
It’s time for me to get uncomfortable in my faith, and it has started with my “lifestyle” change and my comittment to weight loss. It has been a real roller coaster. I also believe that my trip to El Salvador this summer will be another step outside of my comfort zone.
Are you comfortable? Should you be? Are you “seeking and saving”? Are you “come and see” or “go and be”?