That was a great video and a great challenge for us as Christians.  Too many time we just want to have our actions speak but we actually need to speak.  Teller made some great points such as how much we must hate people if we are not willing to tell them.  I think the bigger problem is that we don’t truly believe and go all in.  We don’t truly grasp what Jesus did for us.  If we did we wouldn’t feel guilted into doing things.  We would tell others about this great gift out of gratitude.

 

Yesterday I shared the story of us meeting some internationals on vacation and sharing Jesus with them.  The week before that God laid it on my heart and said “Why are you not being a missionary while on vacation?”  I was challenged that I need to be looking for opportunities all of the time.  Talking about Jesus and my faith isn’t reserved for certain times.  I need to be ready to share.  Tonight I went to Sioux City to the park for my boys’ biological mom’s birthday party.  While there I could have made it all about my kids and their family but at the park I ran into a couple with a thick southern accent.  I joked “You must be from Iowa, I can tell by your accent.”  They laughed and said they were from Louisiana.  As we kept talking out of the blue they shared of an accident that happened at work and after that they started going to church.  I said to them “It makes you think about what the purpose of life is and how short it can be.”  They nodded and we continued to talk I gave him my business card and told him to look me up if he gets to Sioux Center.  God is working all around us and we just need to be ready and willing to be a part of his plan.
If we had the same attitude as that of Paul where he was willing to lay down his life so lost people can be saved what would that do to the church and christianity in general?  What if we had that type of love for others?  I have been really pushed through this challenge to be more bold in my faith and to not leave people guessing what my purpose is in life and what I believe.  Thank you God for allowing me to be a part of your plan.

Justin Schuiteman

Author Justin Schuiteman

I am first of all a Jesus follower who is passionate about reaching the unreached, discipleship, and helping the hurting. I have an amazing wife, who is my best friend, and 4 children 4, 7, 13, & 14. 8 years ago God got a hold of us and life has not been the same since!

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