8/9/11

Who Needs Them?

Ok, this just hit me where I was at.

I could not put a finger on my feelings of late. I just...I don't know, I want something more than humdrum Christianity.

I am tired of just the same old routine where Christians debate about the latest hot button issue, backed by Biblical texts proving their view is the right one and is the "ordained by God" way of looking at things.

I realized I am tired. As I walked through the Christian bookstore I saw lots of books about a wide range of topics but could not find the one I was looking for...the one that says, "Hey...forget everything else, there is a world outside your door and people are living and dying and going to hell...why don't you get off your butt, go deeper with God and do something about it."

I just want to know Him more and to share Him with those around me.

Then, tonight I saw this from Compassion:

http://whoarethejoneses.org/

It is so easy to get caught up in keeping up with the Joneses.

Why not do something else with your time and money.

Sponsor a child, save a life, share the good news.

Children, the elderly, the alcoholic, the addict, the abused and the abuser...they all need Jesus Christ.

If you can't give to great orgs like Compassion, can you give of your time to the homeless man on the street?

There is more to life than keeping up with the Joneses.

1 comment:

4thpoint said...

That's a very effective website! It reminds me of Donald Trump's answer when an interviewer asked him, "How much is finally enough?" Mr. Trump replied, "Just a little more."

Money is a lousy master as it never lets up – You never have enough! Jesus is a much better master – He calls us "friends" and gives us rest.

Thanks for sharing this, Rick!
=) Stan