Monday, November 16, 2009

Make A Choice Monday

First I want to say congrats to Cherise. Through "Random Number Generator" she won Lisa TerKeurst's book. I will mail it this week:)

Today's choice is another tough one. Today we are going to choose to let go and let God. I found myself getting caught up in something this weekend that I don't need to be a part of. It was a debate on something. A gray area in scripture. It's hard because my human nature wants to be right. There are some things I don't believe we will have the privilege of knowing until we meet Him some day and then it probably won't even matter.

Being willing to hand things over and let God do His work is far more important than being right in a situation. He is coming back for a unified body of believers. I have been thinking a lot about evangelism lately and the sad fact that many people view Christians as hypocrites. We get so caught up in being right and proving that we are right that we miss opportunities to witness to others who don't know Christ. They see us in disagreement and wonder why they would ever want what we have.

This doesn't mean that there aren't some things that we have to stand firm on like the Trinity or Jesus dying on the cross but there are things that we can just choose to agree to disagree and become more interested in how we can build His kingdom.

His word says in Matthew 9:35-38:

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

Today let's be more concerned about the harvest field and the work God wants us to do than being right about something that won't matter for eternity.

Have a blessed day!

1 comment:

cherise said...

Thanks so much, Dee! I look forward to reading the book!