Sunday, February 24, 2008

More Than Bread 2/25/08

2 Corinthians 5:11-15
11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

Where do you get your motivation? What is it that makes another Monday exciting? Sharing our faith is something that many are reluctant to do, and I speak from personal experience. But as we understand God better, we cannot get around the fact that we are called to tell the good news to all. Paul says that Christ's love compels us to live for Him and not for ourselves. This is our motivation. Getting up and getting out is a new chance to share the love of Christ with others. We don't have a choice in this. The love of Christ compels(urges, motivates, prods, you get the point) us to go.

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