What Ship are you on?
All Christ-followers are on board one of two ships: a cruise ship, or a battle ship.
The behaviors on each of these vessels couldn’t be more different. On a cruise ship, the passengers are on board to take a voyage of leisure. They eat a variety of luxurious delicacies, choose from an expansive selection of activities and programs to take part in, and expect the crew to wait on their every beck and call.
Those on a battleship behave entirely different. They are on a voyage of purpose and are unified in their mission. They are fed consistently, but not for luxury. Their mealtime is designed to fortify strength. There are many unique tasks, and everyone has a job to do, all involved to accomplish the greater good at the expense of the individual’s comfort or recognition.
When you consider your church experience, which ship are you on? What kind of passenger should we be?
C.T. Studd: Too long have we been waiting for one another to begin! The time of waiting is past! The hour of God has struck! War is declared! In God’s Holy Name let us arise and build! ‘The God of Heaven, He will fight for us’, as we for Him. We will not build on the sand, but on the bedrock of the sayings of Christ, and the gates and minions of hell shall not prevail against us. Should such men as we fear?
Before the world, aye, before the sleepy, lukewarm, faithless, namby-pamby Christian world, we will dare to trust our God, we will venture our all for Him, we will live and we will die for Him, and we will do it with His joy unspeakable singing aloud in our hearts. We will a thousand times sooner die trusting only our God, than live trusting in man.
And when we come to this position the battle is already won, and the end of the glorious campaign in sight. We will have the real Holiness of God, not the sickly stuff of talk and dainty words and pretty thoughts; we will have a Masculine Holiness, one of daring faith and works for Jesus Christ.
-Pastor Pilgrim Benham
This Post is shared from the Pilgrim Benham Blog.