Every experience God gives us, every person that He puts into our lives, is the perfect preparation for a future only He can see.
- Corrie Ten Boom

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fan or Follower?

During the sermon I listened to this morning, we were asked to reflect on whether we were fans or followers of Christ. In the realm of facebook, we can simply click a "like" to be a fan of something or someone, or even a status or post of someone. We can follow a host of people, groups, and companies, again with the click of a button. There is little difference, we get updates about all of them as they come in. In the realm of "the real world" there is a difference. To be a fan, the costs are low, the changes to our lives are low or non-existent. But to follow someone or something, changes our lives and it costs us something.

To follow Christ changes our lives. It could change the direction of our life in it's entirety, Sometimes what God calls us to do makes us uncomfortable. It should. If you read about the characters in the Bible, SO many of them  were asked to do things that scared them, that they didn't want to do or didn't feel equipped to do. Moses stuttered, Abraham and Sarah were really old, David was an adulterer and murderer, Jonah ran in the other direction, and on and on it goes. Just like us, they struggled, but in the end God USED them in extraordinary ways. The whole key to know whether you are truly a follower of Christ is whether or not you are willing to let God interfere with your life, to change you, to shape you and to control your every move. It will not be comfortable, it will not always be fun, it will sometimes be down right scary, but it will ALWAYS, ALWAYS be worth it.

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