I commented last about sowing seed thoughts of hope into people’s lives at funerals. But how do we keep that seed growing until it germinates into new life?
When I first became a Christian it made people angry because they didn’t understand my motive for changing. They griped that I thought I was better than them. My friend, Mike, for example, said bluntly, “No one changes overnight! We’ll watch and see how long it lasts.” It’s now been 35 years, Mike. Are you still watching?
Everyone wants to believe. They just don’t think its real because they’ve never seen it bring a genuine change to someone’s life, because most of the so-called Christians gave up on their faith and walked away, or else they were hypocrites in the way they lived from the beginning. You see, people need a witness that is credible. They really want it to be true. They just want some proof. You and I are the living proof.
The preacher is paid to be good, so his/her witness is always suspect. But when regular ordinary men and women demonstrate a transformed life that takes, that’s a witness that counts. People are watching; are you giving them the right show?