Within our congregations, and even the broad spectrum of the "Christian" community, there are people who are considered "pillars" by virtue of their status, deeds, or popularity. They might be the individual who brought us to Christ, the preacher in our local church, or a widely respected speaker or author. Sometimes these pillar-people are dear friends or members of our own family. Pillars all have something in common: they are human, just like you and me.
We are long overdue for a coffee chat! Today's question is two-fold:
How do we get better at seeing those who need help, love, and encouragement?
How do we conquer social anxiety when it comes to helping others?
Join us for a little chat over your cup of coffee, tea, or chai!
No matter how old you are nor how long you've been a Christian, it's your job to be a good example whether you are with Christians or non-believers. Your choices and lifestyle reflect what is in your heart. Do these things encourage or discourage your fellow Christians?
If we want to see the church stand firm tomorrow, we need to be a solid example of faith today. How do we shine our light to each other?
There is a popular song that plays occasionally on the Christian radio station called "The Motions." I had to look up the lyrics because I could only remember the chorus (even after I looked them up, they made little sense to me). This is how the chorus goes:
I don't wanna go through the motions
I don't wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don't wanna spend my whole life asking
What if I had given everything
Instead of going through the motions?
Not to slaughter anyone's sacred cow (or song), but this song has got it backwards.
It always comes down to love, doesn't it?
Do you rejoice when your child does well? How about your spouse? Why? Because you love them!