Thursday, January 3

New Year's REVOLUTION!

My good friend, Aaron Proffitt, did a post on New Year's resolutions... and how we never keep them! He proposed something different this year to Aletheia Church (where he and his dad, Dave, serve as pastors): he challenged them to make an "eternally consequential" resolution in 2008 to share Christ with 50 people... that's 1 person a week... doable, right? I think so!

So, guess what? I'm proposing this same resolution to my Mosaic Church family... as well as my blog family, and anyone who may happen to be visiting the blog. Don't freak out... you don't have to get "worked up" or pumped up to share your faith! Every week, simply ask God to lead you to one person who might need to hear the good news of Jesus. Start with people in your own sphere of influence... family, friends, co-workers, etc... but also be open to Him leading you to people you don't know.

Here's the deal... we've already got at least two things going for us: 1) In Acts 1, Jesus said that we will become witnesses (not just do witnessing) when we receive His Spirit (which happens at the point of salvation); and 2) that if we follow Him, He will make us fishers of men (Mt. 4:19; Mk. 1:17). In other words, as Christ-followers, sharing our faith is something that is innate to us. When we are obedient in following Him, sharing our faith becomes more and more natural... because it's at the core of who we are as Christ-followers. And you know what? If we're serious about this, we'll see our resolution become a REVOLUTION ... as countless people commit themselves to following the One who died for them!

Will you join us in this New Year's Revolution? 50 people over 365 days... 1 person a week...

"God... reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the message of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself through Christ, not counting men's sins against them." (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

2 comments:

Scott Williams said...

Free at Last! I can finally comment.

Sharing once a week seems so easy and so natural; however it seems to be hard for us to make it happen.

I like the new year, because everyone is excited and challenged about getting outside of the box.

Thanks for the LinkLove!

DARREN PLUMMER: said...

SEEMS is definitely accurate, man... but I think it happens when we're intentional about it... which - ALL TOO OFTEN - I'm not!

So, this will definitely be a challenge for me, too!