Category: Word for the Week!


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Ecclessiastes 3:4 band a time to dance!

Not too long ago numerous teams were waiting and watching for the completion of conference championship games to see if they would be in or out of the magical amoebic “bubble,”…seemingly constantly changing shape and course. Those questions were answered and we now have eight teams poised to “play their way in” to the big dance….March Madness.

We in Christianity often find ourselves on the bubble, as it were, in the lives of our non-christian friends. Many are comparing our RPI, our records, our “history or tradition” as told by other unchurhed people to see if we have “earned” our way in to their lives.  And then comes that first real “talk”, the longer than normal conversation as we make our way through life. We are now officially a “play-in” team. If we win this “conversation” we are in the big dance….invited to be involved in the employee’s life. Now succeeding games/conversations will occur, and with each “win” we move up the ladder…Sweet 16, Elite 8, and the Final Four! Each succeeding win moves us closer to gaining permission to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in a non-threatening manner.

At last we reach the Championship game, when everything is on the line. That moment, that place, where we encourage, challenge, invite, or perhaps please for this employee to come to the conclusion to ask Jesus into their lives, to become their Lord and Savior, to come in and reside within their life.

But just like the 64 teams that will be watched by multitudes over the next couple of weeks…it all began with 1 game, the first day of the season, preceded by weeks of practice in the basic skills of the game.

And so it begins with us Christians…the first time we weep for the lost, and a nudge from God to speak to this person about faith. Preceded, of course, by practicing what we would say, going thru the 4 Spiritual Laws or the Roman’s Road. Praying for the lost  and having a genuine love for the game (people), and a pursuit to “play it” well.

Play your way in, enjoy the dance, bask in the limelight of His glory as people are winners in the game of eternity and receive Him into their lives!

 

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Very practical help from Danny Silk. Check this out:

https://www.lovingonpurpose.com/blog/your-problem-is-not-my-problem

 

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