Wednesday, July 28, 2010

the incredible shrinking gospel

I'm reading a book title "The Tangible Kingdom" and I just have to share a passage with you. it breaks my heart, but it's so true. I have amazing conversations with some God-fearing friends sometimes that just totally rejuvinate my soul...why don't we live like that daily?? shouldn't we be constantly loving, and sharing, and speaking into eachother's lives in a way that refreshes and refuels??

"I've seen a recurring theme over and over again during the past few years. Even among Christians, our conversations range from politics to the economy to parenting to marriage and careers and yet, one painful reality is usually clear: the Gospel has not touched down on Planet Earth for many Christians.
When and where the Gospel lost its place in the everyday life of believers is a mystery, but there is no doubt that it is not informing most of our basic life issues. We often end up shrinking the concept of the Gospel down to a small set of beliefs or doctrines that have no practical effect on our daily lives. At the same time, we neglect to live out the greater story.

Imagine what could change if the Good News of Jesus was allowed to shape and inform all the areas of our lives."

shouldn't we speak and live out the Gospel in a way that allows the power of the Holy Spirit to do what the Holy Spirit is here to do?? how would our lives, our relationships, our workplaces, our neighborhoods, our communities, our towns, our cities, our states, our nations, and our world be different?

1 comment:

torie@Life With Rylie said...

So true! Thanks for the reminder that the Word should be in our everyday conversations. I find it so much easier to talk about the Lord with fellow believers, but it is a lot more intimidating when they are not. I always have to remind myself that I am not here for myself, but for the Lord.


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