My wife heard this song the other day on the radio and asked us all to listen to it. It was a very convicting song! The video makes the point all the more. It definitely goes to the core of American Christianity. What are we here for? This is a question that is causing a current to swell in current books, blogs, and sermons. When God saved you, what were you saved for? Were you saved in order to live a more peaceful life? A more successful life? A more moral life? You fill in the blank. I'm not raising this question to badger anyone. This is a question for us all.
We were not saved for our benefit! Although, we do benefit from our salvation, but God saved us in order to bring Him glory and to be a light unto a dark world. If we are a light in a big room with other lights, what impact is our light having? I will be honest. To be a light in a dark place, requires sacrifice of one's self. We will have to sacrifice our safety, our reputations, our comforts, our desires, etc.
The more I continue to grow in my walk with the Lord, the more I realize that my life is not my own. Honestly, I'm not OK with that. My "flesh" wants to be in control, the master of my own destiny. But to what avail? What can I really do with my life that would bring everlasting satisfaction? What God has to offer through His salvation is a life of ETERNAL, EVERLASTING gratification! Imagine what the American church would look like if we saw our salvation as the calling that it is? We would see others in need (physically and more importantly, spiritually) differently! My prayer is that God would give us (ALL) opportunities to participate in bringing Him glory in seeing others as He sees them! Try reaching out. It will cost you something though (e.g., time, gas, money, your reputation, convenience, etc.)! But in the end, where does your treasure lie?
Dennis Runner- a witness, a follower, a student, and a lump of clay in the hands of my God and Savior.