Sunday, November 21, 2010

32 Ways to be a radical for Christ

1. Mow your neighbor's lawn
2. Go to a thrift store and drop $1 bills in random pockets of clothing being sold
3. Go to a nursing and visit someone who never gets visitors once a week
4. Sponsor a child
5. Give your winter coat away to someone who needs it more then go to a thrift store and purchase a new one for yourself
6. Confess something that you have done wrong to someone and ask them to pray for you
7. Go down a line of cars and pay for the meters that are expired
8. Leave a random tip for someone who is cleaning a public bathroom
9. Host a lunch for someone who is home bound
10. Cover up all the brand names on your clothing
11.  Serve in a homeless shelter
12. Tutor an underprivileged child
13. When in line at Starbucks (or elsewhere) pay for the person behind you in line
14. Visit a church service where you don't know anyone and invite someone to dinner
15. Mute advertisements that say you can buy happiness
16. Participate in Operation Christmas Child
17. Give a Bible away to someone on the side of the road
18. When see a person holding up a cardboard sign instead of giving them money have a meal with them
19. Always carry around a few extra water bottles to hand out to those in need
20. Sit next to someone who you don't like in your next worship service
21. Send letters of encouragement to your local government officials
22. Go down a row of cars at Walmart leaving little notes of encouragement
23. Prayer walk around your neighborhood or street or apartment
24. Fast for a day for those earn less than a dollar a day
25. Ask your pastor if someone on your church's sick list would like a visit
26. Volunteer at your local soup kitchen once a month
27. Track to its source one item of food you eat regularly.  Then, each time you eat that food, pray for those folks who helped make it possible for you to eat it
28. Write your pastor a note of encouragement each week
29. Pick a country to prayer for everyday (switch every week)
30. Plant a tree
31. Carry some one's groceries for them
32. Go on a mission trip either in your city or country or even around the world

But always remember that...
A. In order to be radical for Christ you have to first spend time with Him in his word and through prayer.
B. The list doesn't end there! Keep having great ideas of how to glorify Him!

Have a blessed week,

Saturday, November 13, 2010

YOU are the only...

If YOU were the only witness in the world... Would that change how you talked and/or acted??

If YOU were the only Christian in the world... Would you be more daring??

What if YOU REALLY were the only Christian in YOUR world? Really. What if everyone you ever came in contact with didn't know about the never ending love and care that comes from the one and only God? What if the only way they would know about Him was if YOU told them? What if I was being serious? Because some of y'all reading this really are the ONLY ones. Did you ever think about that? Everyone you see. Everyone you know. Everyone that lives and breathes. Might have never heard the word JESUS. Does that change your perspective?

Here is were it gets really hard to take. You CAN tell them. You CAN witness. You CAN show them Jesus! But do we share God's love with EVERYONE? The beggar on the roadside? The grocery clerk? The mean teacher? The best friend? The kid playing soccer across the road? The mother and baby waiting for a bus? The poor man with stinky breath and never-been-washed clothes? The bus driver? Maybe even the mother and father! God understands that teenagers have school. And that adults have jobs. But instead of watching tv or playing games think of all the brothers and sisters that could come to know our Lord and Savior! And if you are reading this and don't know him... NEVER be afraid to ask me via comment! I'd love to share the hope I have in my Lord!

Hope y'all think about this because... sadly... it is very true.

Holding His hand,

Friday, November 12, 2010

My Amazing SISTER!

You want to know how amazing she is??? Well she is just beyond awesome! Not convinced? Exhibit A: She helps with school when I don't understand school things. Still not convinced well exhibit B: She helps with underprivileged kids! What is sweeter than that!?! O! And in case you didn't know she is also a third grade GA leader! Know what else? She is the most selfless person I know. (or at least that comes to mind...) I love her and you should too! Don't forget to wish her a great Birthday Tuesday! (My sis is growing up so fast... *tear* just kidding) I LOVE YOU LAURA!!