There’s a famous line to a song which I know we’ve all sung in the past
“I’m coming back to the heart of worship and its all about You, its all about You, Jesus.”
We sing that it’s all about You, all about You, Jesus. It’s all about Jesus. Is it though?
Is our faith or what we believe in, a very personal thing? A private thing? Something we should keep quiet about for fear of offending others because it’s politically incorrect to talk about what you really believe in, deep down inside? Do we really need to live life fearing what other people think about us? Worried their view of us might change if suddenly we appear to be a “Jesus freak”? And with this in mind, perhaps it shifts from “it’s all about you, all about you” to “it’s all about me, all about me….” Is my faith just all about me? Keeping all the good stuff to myself?
This month at the BCEC we have our March Missions Month. It’s for us to learn what it really means to be more missional. To leave our safe bubble and go out to infinity and beyond (or well, wherever God leads us!) And to explore and learn more about the missionaries we at the BCEC support.
And this week, some of the LifeGroups have delved in on Week 1 in the Missions pack.
We looked at The Great Commission. Exploring what it means to be a disciple. What it means to “Go, make disciples baptizing them, and teaching them to obey God’s commands….”
We discovered that sometimes we’re just full of excuses (from, I’m too scared, I don’t know what to say, what if they ask a difficult question that I don’t know the answer to? I’m too shy. I don’t like talking to random people on public transport….) Sometimes God gives us ample opportunity to talk to people, to demonstrate His love to those that need it. Sometimes we ignore the small nudges the Holy Spirit prompts us to do something, say something, ask how that sad-looking person is feeling.
Sometimes we need to remember we need to seize the day, carpe diem, take up these opportunities and let God lead you on an adventure. Not only does it open your eyes to what amazingness God can do, but it allows other people to learn more about how awesome He is.
Maybe that stranger you feel on-the-spur-of-the-moment compelled to talk to, actually needed company and needed to hear from you there’s hope, there’s someone who loves him. Maybe your colleague who sits behind you needed to know how God answered your prayers and healed your auntie who has breast cancer, because maybe she’s battling with it too. Or maybe your housemate just needed you to listen to them pour out their heart–and then that made your heart heavy prompting you to pray with him for his current predicament?
Whatever it is, God gives us ample opportunity. Let’s take them up with faith. And expect God to do something spectacular.
Sharing our faith and what we believe in, this good news with others, it’s like when one hungry person is telling another hungry person where to find food.
Davy, Swan and Edison invented the lightbulb, they didn’t keep it hidden from the world. They shared it with everyone, for the world.
God has given us the light to share. Are you just going to keep quiet and not share it?
How then can we sing, “its all about You, its all about You, Jesus.” Is it all for Jesus? For others to hear about him? Or is it all about me, all about me? All this good stuff is just for me?