If you’ve ever seen the Staples commerical where the guy looks at a staples product on their shelf and yells, “Wow! That’s a low price!” then you will never forget it. This catchy commercial has now produced a follow up commercial where another guy is astounded by the amount of enthusiasm the one guy has until the first guy points to what he is commenting about and that guy looks at the price and yells the same thing. Then the first guy yells, “I know!” I believe it’s the excitement and the loudness of the guy’s reaction to what he is seeing that is so catchy. Today I want to take a look at his last comment, “I know!” The guy knew immediately that he was in a store looking at prices that were noticeably better than other stores of the same type. The second guy realized the good prices when the first guy’s excitement became very noticeable. Excitement about something so awesome is hard to contain……or it should be.
Right now in our country it seems like Christianity has taken so many blows that it is causing people to become “silent” believers. It’s almost like we think our faith is offensive, so we keep it to ourselves. The reason we fall into this trap of mediocrity is because we probably don’t know what we are talking about. I mean we KNOW Christ and He’s in our heart, but we haven’t developed a confidence in our faith because we haven’t advanced in our walk. The end result is, we are silent. One silent witness leads to another and then we make it an all-encompassing lifestyle that is not Biblical at all. I guess you can say we become closet Christians…….SAD!
If we are going to make the impact God wants us to make for Him then our lives are going to have to start proclaiming it again and again. Not bragging, just worshipping without holding back. Not putting others down, but glorifying God without reservation. If you want to get back into living the way Christ teaches us to live, then you need to a look at what happened in your life when you accepted Christ and say it! You know what I’m talking about…..Say it! Wow! What a great price! I used to lead a chorus years ago with these words, He paid a debt, He did not owe. I owed a debt I could not pay. You know what that is saying, “Wow! What a great price!” If you want to relight that fire, make your quiet times and your prayer life throughout the day become meaningful by putting some action to it. Others will wonder at first what you are doing, and then they will catch on. Just like the apathy that caused us to lose our momentum in our walk, the excitement will bring it back. But…..know what you are talking about Here’s what Peter said in one of his letters. 1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” The more you develop your relationship with Christ, the more bold you will be and others will come alongside. You NEED to be bold. Christ wants you to be that witness that impacts everyone you meet. 2 Thessalonians 3:13 says, “And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.” God wants us to be active with our faith and He wants us to be prepared. Now is the time to take your quiet times and your daily walk to hyperdrive. It’s worth shouting about!
The Pilgrimage continues……