The other day I was listening to a clip on the radio of the lead singer of Casting Crowns talk about their new song “Courageous”. He talked about what sparked him to write this song. He’s a youth pastor and he mentors to teenage boys and in doing so he has gotten to know many of the dads. He said what he realized is that men today have gotten really passionate about what doesn’t matter and passive about what does matter. Ouch. He talked about how that can lead to the demise of our famlies and many other things and how men were made for so much more. He was specific to fathers, but again, this message spoke to me as well, it should speak to all of us. We were all made for more.
I definitely do NOT want to be passive about Jesus, and honestly He is all that should matter. Every day. Ever hour. Every single second. Jesus. Without Him you and I would have no hope for a future, we would struggle in our own sins and guilt forever and we would never be made new. We would die and never know everlasting life.
So we need to focus on being passionate about what does matter and passive about what doesn’t matter. All the time. If we put a lot of time into what makes us happy and less time in to Jesus, what are we saying is more important?
If we find time to read many things of this world, but no time for the Bible. Again, where are our priorities?
Do you spend more time filling yourself with Jesus or the world?
Don’t be of the world, be in the world only to change it and to turn as many people as you can to Jesus Christ. Period. That is our job.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
Here is the video for the song courageous.