I usually receive devotional messages in my email inbox from here and just though of sharing this with you. It is very challenging…me thinks.
Just Do It
“You are to go into all the world and preach [communicate] the good news to everyone everywhere.”1
One writer pointed out that there is a scene in “Winnie the Pooh” that goes something like the following:
Pooh: “Did you fall into the river, Eeyore?”
Eeyore: “Silly of me, wasn’t it?”
Pooh: “Is the river uncomfortable this morning?”
Eeyore: “Well, yes, the dampness you know.”
Pooh: “You really ought to be more careful!”
Eeyore: “Thanks for the advice.”
Pooh: “I think you’re sinking.”
Eeyore: “Pooh, if it’s not too much trouble, would you mind rescuing me?”
How sad when people all around us are lost without Christ and we discuss outreach, form outreach committees, conduct seminars on outreach, read books about outreach, and do everything in the church except outreach.
As somebody else said, “If you see a snake, just kill it. Don’t appoint a committee on snakes! Just do it!”
Good advice for many areas of life.
Suggested prayer: “Dear God, please help me to be a doer of your Word and not just a hearer or a talker. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus’ name, amen.”
1. Jesus, in Mark 16:15 (TLB).