Have you ever thought about the responsibility of "Connecting people to Christ in a way that leads to life transformation?. Sometimes I think we forget to ask God to change our hearts so that we can be a fit vessel to carry the Gospel to others. The bible says the tongue is like a fire and a spark can burn down a whole forest. In the same way an angry outburst or hurtful words can tear down a bridge we may have started to build that can never be repaired. James Chapt 1 verse 20" For man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires". Also James Chapt 3 verse 2"" We all stumble in many ways". But when we stumble and non believers are looking our way it can make us responsible for disconnecting them even more. Faith without works is dead but faith with hypocrisy is death to a soul. There was hypocrisy even in James time. James the half brother of Jesus did not become a believer until after Jesus' death and ressurection. James knew transformation first hand. My prayer is that when the world looks at me they will see a fit vessel and that my tongue will put out a fire instead of starting one. Really the only difference between believers and non believers is the assurance of eternal life with God instead of eternal death without God. As for me I don't want to take the chance of eternity without God. If you think it is a bunch of huey do you really want to take the chance that it is not?
This blog was written by Ruth Crouch one of the Worship Team Coaches at LifeQuest Church.