Today I talked to a friend about reaching out and introducing Christ in new and different settings. He’s a “kingdom guy” who talks a lot about reaching people. I thought he’d be pretty psyched to see my bubble floating skyward. Wow. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
He started taking swipes at my bubble:
– it’s too expensive
– it won’t work
– it won’t reach new people
– there’s no need
I was kind of stunned. I thought reaching people for Jesus would get him stoked but it didn’t. I expected him to tell me to trust God and step out in faith. Nope.
I expected people to take swipes at my bubble. I didn’t expect Jesus lovers to to tell me not to evangelize or only to evangelize for personal or corporate gain.
My bubble is still intact. I can’t back away from this God-filled heart compelling me to step out of comfort and into the dark places where people need the Light.
Jesus told us to go and make disciples. Frankly, we’re not doing it.
Pick up that soap bottle, dip the bubble wand in and launch your faith bubble skyward. If some Christians try to pop it, move away from them and gather with other dreamers who are crazy enough to believe that the gospel changes lives.
I’m going to puke if I have to sit through yet another meeting or church service to talk about reaching people for Jesus. Can’t we just hit the road and do it?
Disciples follow. If leaders go nowhere no one ever moves. I think the fabric on my pew is about worn out.
Isaiah 6:8-9 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,”Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said,”Here am I. Send me!”