Sunday, October 7, 2012

What Kind of Christian Are You?

“Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know  that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)

Here’s an article from a Christian magazine I thought was worth sharing considering our ministry focus for October.  As you read it, consider where you fit in...

“Someone has described God’s Church as being filled with all kinds of people:

• Some are like wheelbarrows -- not good unless pushed.

• Some are like kites -- if you don't keep a string on them, they will fly away, and then crash.

• Some are like canoes -- they need to be paddled.

• Some are like footballs -- you can't tell which way they'll bounce next.

• Some are like balloons--full of wind & ready to blow up.

 Some are like trailers -- they have to be pulled.

• Some are like swimming pools — all the noise is at the shallow end.

• Some are like advertising signs -- they keep going on and off.

 Some are like a good watch -- pure gold, open faced, busy hands, and full of good works.”

Throughout this month, we’ll be celebrating and remembering the importance of being generous …in our money, time, talent,  and our service to God – the “good works” in the above article, and “work of the Lord” and “labor” in the above scripture.

So, the real question is:  what kind of Christian are YOU?  I am so thankful for the many “good watches” we have here at East Cobb UMC!  As we serve our community and world, we are literally being the hand and feet of Jesus to others, as well as helping bring about the transformation of society into a more Christ like place.

My prayer for each of us is that we all learn to serve others the way Christ served us, put us first, and challenged us to do the same for others.  May we all learn to be like a good watch – “pure gold, open faced, with busy hands, and full of good works.  Remember, God loves you and I do, too!

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