As you see from the pictures in this post, God used a squirrel to speak truth to me, figuratively. No conversation was exchanged between the little critter and me, just observation. I want you to ask yourself (as I do the same) what am I doing with my life that brings glory to God, that draws people to Him? Are our eyes open to opportunities to take others to heaven with us, or are we just surviving another day.
Every Sunday, many thousands who live in Bible Belt towns attend churches. There we make our appearance, get our weekly dose of Jesus, head for the buffet and then home for an afternoon nap. On Monday, its back to work mode, dragging our feet until Friday once again arrives. Does any of the awesomeness of Jesus spill from you onto others during the week or do you just blend in like this squirrel in the tree, or like a chameleon do you change colors as needed depending on the crowd you are with?
Folks, have you noticed the current state of our nation, our world? Everyone with an agenda is shouting for recognition and many are being heard. Compromised morals are now the norm. Christian principles on which this great country were built are considered archaic. Any reference to Jesus whether it be a Christian holiday or The Ten Commandments is being snuffed out under the auspice of being politically incorrect. Countless Christians have been murdered in the Middle East. How dare we offend anyone with our beliefs yet we must make room for theirs.
And, while everyone else proudly promotes their causes, quite vocally, where are we in that crowd? Are we too busy, too self-focused to even notice? Or are we overwhelmed like this squirrel escaping a bird attack, just wanting to get stay out of the fray in our comfort zone?
Will we continue to go to church on Sunday and shake our heads at the chaos? Or will we stand for the cause of Christ, for what is truth and life, with even greater conviction than those whose causes are directly opposed to ours? Eternity is at stake for those who do not believe. We begin small, grow big, and determine that our voices for Christ be heard above the masses. Look around. Our towns, our country need more than regular church attendees. What greater cause have we than “to preach Christ and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 1:23)
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard, and how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Romans 10:14) The time for casual Christianity has passed. Time to quit hoarding what you know and share it with your neighbor. Time to ignite a movement for Christ, dare I say…REVIVAL! Don’t blend in or hideout. Are you ready? God is ready to help. To God Be the Glory!