Wednesday, October 10

Live out loud...

I read on a blog about someone going to a game show to be a contestant and then was also discussing with someone else the need to talk about Christ and this song came to my head.

While it's not very deep, it is good in the sense that we have been given so much when Christ paid for our sins and while we don't have to speak of Him or even act like Him to go to heaven, when you see yourself as the wretch God sees you as, it's almost like you just can't help yourself. Your soul overflows (*wink* to Jessie) with the desire to tell everyone about God's awesome power of forgiveness.

Sometimes, when we go witnessing and someone says, "well you can't just live however you want" I will hand them a booklet (on not losing you salvation usually) and ask, "when is this yours?" A lot of times, they say, "now" and I have to say "no, I'm holding it out for you, but when is it actually yours?"
It's like a light bulb goes on and they emphatically say "When I take it!!"

Now, after accepting the gift of Christ paying for your sins, there is a choice to be made (day by day, minute by minute). You can take that gift and stuff it in your pocket, keeping it all to yourself. No one needs to know you have it or you can shout from the rooftops and tell everyone! (much better choice!)

Then, when you get picked on for it, you make the choice again, to stuff it away or continue shouting--no matter what, you still have the gift because you didn't do anything to keep it.

Some people may say here that they can give it back...Besides that being dumb--(giving back a free ticket out of hell??) It's impossible to unbelieve. I believe or know that 2+2=4, you could never convince me it is 5 and the sky-- it's blue, not green. And Christ, He paid for all and all is all and free is free.

I know this. I don't hope it; I know it.

Usually, a person who believes they can unbelieve is actually trusting in their works to go to heaven rather than God's payment on the cross. Satan is a tricky little guy...And how does a person give the gift back, you may ask? The person who believes this will say "by going back to living like the world." Works to stay saved.

Wow, I got a little sidetracked there, eh?

Here's the song!


2 comments:

Vanessa Lynn said...

Thank you for the sweet long comment on my blog-- I really appreciate that all!!

Those are some really precious verses, and an amazing testimony of your sister in law! I will certainly be praying for her- I am so sorry to hear about her difficult circumstances. :-(

May God bless you as you serve Him. Feel free to read any time... I am glad you stopped by, and to God be the glory for Him shining through my situation.

Christine H. said...

Steven Curtis Chapman is my favorite musician! I actually met him 3 times and interviewed him once for a story I wrote about him. Okay, ehough bragging! LOL

So, I really needed to hear that song...it's one of my faves, and lately it's been so hard with my strong-willed daughter...and my husband and daughter and I having the flu... Well, I just needed to hear the song and be reminded to Live Out Loud instead of wallowing in self pity. Thanks so much!

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