Friday, April 8, 2011

Food For Thought Friday: What are you doing for Christ??

I haven't posted a Food for Thought Friday blog post in a while, and this has been on my heart lately.  We KNOW that God gave the ultimate sacrifice for us; His son nailed to a cross to cover our sins.  We know that, and we claim to love him and follow Him.  But what are we actually DOING to show that love?  We know from our earthly relationships that you can't just SAY you love someone....you have to demonstrate it through your actions. 

Think about when we first fall in love.  We are so mushy gushy obsessed....we think about that person all the time, talk about him to everyone we know, spend time with him, etc.  Why don't we do that same thing with Christ?  He's our go-to man when we're in trouble, but ya know friends, that's not quite good enough.  He should be the center of our life, and everything else should revolve around our relationship with HIM. 

I'm writing this for myself tonight.  But if you're real with yourself, are you happy with your answer to the question "What am I doing for Christ to impact eternity?"  More importantly, would HE be happy with your answer?  The sad reality is, most of us aren't doing much.  Can you imagine what this world would look like it Christians acutally did something to glorify God every day??  Wow.  It's the least we can do, considering His perfect sacrifice.

4 comments:

Cait said...

Hi pretty girl :) I would love for you to guest post on my blog! I need a few more posts since I'll be gone so long- email me at FitFierceFabulous@gmail.com for more details! I LOVE your blog too! your wedding photos are GORGEOUS! maybe you can help me plan my wedding (whenever that happens) haha! xo have a wonderful saturday!

Dana & Ryan said...

Danielle,
Great post, as always! I have been doing a good job at this and I know you are! I love our conversations about God. Even if you don't realize it you are making it apparent everyday to your students through your attitude, smile, and contagious personality. They know there's something different about you. I do know that I would like to be a bit more uncomfortable and stand up if someone is believing different and let them know my opinion. It goes back to your previous post about not hurting others feelings. What if I come across to sharp and they don't even let me in anymore? This is a fine line and something we discuss in our small group. PS - During the month of May our church is doing a marriage series. It's called iMarriage and will be online in May if you want to check it out. www.athenschurch.com
Love you!

Kelly Ford said...

I have a book recommendation: Radical, by David Platt. He speaks exactly to this topic.
Let me know what you think if you've already read it or when you do...

*Butler, Party of 2* said...

He was actually on the Fish this morning & I thought about you because I remembered you saying you were reading it. It's DEF on my reading list... :) I've heard awesome things about it. How about you write a blog post on your reaction to it to give me a little insight till I'm able to get to it??