Monday, September 21, 2009

I Know, I Know

… I'm certainly not claiming to know everything, but what I do will save your life.– MercyMe, I Know

What a great line for every evangelitical Christian to remember as they head out the door every morning.

First, that we don’t know everything. Some of us are better educated than others, some of us have vast collegiate or theological knowledge and some of us are just average everyday people—trying to raise a family, and live the way Jesus has asked us to. But God likes to use those of us who are limited in some way. His glory is even greater when he makes something out of what seems to be nothing. So never discount yourself as insignificant- in the eyes of God, you are perfect to be used by Him.

And second, that what we know can save lives! More than CPR, more than a skilled surgeon, more than stop, drop and roll.
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. Matt 16:25
There is nothing more powerful to save lives, than the power of knowing Christ. And within each Christian is this information to save others.

If you were walking through the forrest and saw a man laying on the ground dying of a poisonous snake bite, and you carried the anti-venom in your pocket--wouldnt you rush over to save his life with it? I bet most of us would.

But the world will try to fault you for sharing this life-saving information.

The world will portray you as biggoted, callus, arrogant, and judgemental for speaking the truth about Christ.
The world will scoff that Jesus is not the only way to heaven.
The world thinks we are narrow minded to assume that only people who believe in Christ are allowed to heaven.

But what we know is the truth.
That everyone is allowed into heaven, when they enter through Christ, who said;
I am the gate. John 10:79

So while this working mom who never went to college certainly cannot claim to know very much about life outside of teenagers and hourly wage jobs, I do know this:
Jesus is the bread of life. John 6:48
Jesus is the light of the world. John 8:12
Jesus is the true vine. John 15:1
And Jesus is the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through him. John 14:6

Remember that what you know, could save someone’s life today.

1 comment:

txmomof2 said...

what a great way to start the day reading this post. Thanks for the inspiration to live beyond the mundane, day-to-day tasks, and really make an impact.