Inspiring Story: What Did You Do?
I've been thinking a lot about the subject of surrender -- full and complete surrender to God, even if we are faced with death. I've been reading a number of books dealing with this subject. Did you know that every day, Christians are persecuted for their faith in Christ; yet they are "faithful unto death"? Among the many obsticales that they face daily, they must also be prepared to die, if necessary; sometimes, the pressures can be too much, and they wonder, "Is this the end?" Yet, they are so passionate about sharing Christ's love. They can't stop; people need them -- people need to hear the Gospel. Their stories are truly a challenge to those of us who live in comfortable, complacent America; we hardly face any persecution, so we really can't relate to such a commitment to Christ. Yet, the thought keeps nagging me, "What would you do if you were in there place? What does God want you to do for Him in this nation, as these Christians do in theirs -- transforming hearts with the love of Christ, despite the grip of anti-God governements in most cases?" So when I saw this short video by William Federer, I was deeply moved by his challenge... I present it to you as this week's Inspiring Story... Also, I love this song, but when I heard it today (considering the context above), it seemed to fit perfectly with what I've been saying (especially the chorus), and it is totally inspiring... (By the way, for more great music like this, visit Jay's Music Blog.) Do we honestly think that way? Do we use every opportunity to share the love of Christ with others, even if it means our death? So, what will you do for God today?