October 10, 2014
There is so much noise and distraction in our eyes and ears these days. It is very easy to get overwhelmed, lose focus, and to be sidetracked by this or that shiny thing. There has never been a time when it was more necessary to speak the Gospel with love, intention, and clarity to our neighbors than right now. So resist the temptation to hedge your words, water your ideas down, or make them pretty. Speak to how God is active in your life at this moment. Be specific and forthright. If you don't feel the passion, the energy, the motion, take time out from your life long enough to find out why. Pray and ask. Don't just let church be some rote thing. Our call is to be faithful to God who through Jesus Christ spoke the truth in love. Lukewarm was never his deal, and it shouldn't be ours.