When you break a sweat while exercising, it feels good. It makes you feel like you accomplished something. You’re charged up and into the groove. You are in the game. Paul told us in 1 Corinthians 15 that we need to be ready to explain our faith and he reminded people of the foundation of their faith. He continued by telling us that Jesus in our lives should affect our lives. Today brings to the conclusion, part three, of this series “Does the Good News Stop With You?”
How can we not get in the game or make big plays for the team when we have been given such an undeserved chance by our owner? In other words, faith is not a spectator sport. Sure you get information, you need to read the Bible, but it takes action – from you – to really live your faith out. Come on folks, let’s break a sweat for Him!
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship , created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Are you doing anything or are you just letting somebody else do it? He’s got a plan for you covered, but it is your responsibility to start working on it.
Responsibility can come in different forms. How you live for Jesus, what you do for Jesus, or even your response to what comes your way are all things that we have responsibility for here on earth. Nike says, “Just do it”, cows say, “Got milk?” and the old beef commercials said, “Where’s the beef?”. Translated into Jesus speak, we have, “Get off your butt and do something to reflect Jesus’ love”, look around you and decide who’s “Got Jesus” and who doesn’t, and then ask yourself, “Where’s my sweat for Jesus? Where is the majority of my life focus?”
So, does the Good News stop with you? Are you breaking a sweat for Jesus? Paul says to remember the foundation of our faith and we all have a responsibility to share our faith. Pray to God to give you an opportunity today, tomorrow, or sometime to share your faith. It’s not always about the grand speech and the right words. It might be your actions or a passing comment. Either way, the world needs you to share the Good News. Please, don’t let it stop with you, make a big play.