Yes, they’re out there. They do exist. In fact, I’ve seen them. They can be difficult to spot, because they live their life without revealing their secret, they’re Christians.
- A fat Christian is someone who only “hears” the word of God, but never acts on it.
Rick Renner, in his book “Sparkling Gems from the Greek” puts it this way: “But the problem isn’t the Word! God’s Word was meant to be acted on. So if you sit and listen to more and more sermons, gathering more and more information but never acting on what you’ve heard, you’ll eventually become so over saturated that you won’t want to hear any more!”
Now that’s a problem. God says it like this: “Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear.” James 1:22 (MSG)
Anyone, and everyone can say or do something that conveys the messages of God. A message of love, acceptance, encouragement, forgiveness, help, service, and just being there. God tells us to go out into the world and share him with others. If you don’t think you can then ask God to help you see the need, have compassion, and then do what you can or say to meet the need.
A big part of seeing the need is trusting God with your own issues long enough to look out from yourself, to see others.
Let me encourage you to go exercise your faith. You will find out it doesn’t hurt as bad as exercising your body. Also, being a follower of Jesus in good shape, is a healthy way to live your life.
Note: In the photo is Bob Hostetler. A real man of God who, yes, gave me permission to use the photo. I will never forget the day he said, after reading some material I had written, which was awful, “Mark, you’re a writer.” I am so grateful for him. He’s an author, encourager, and one of the best speakers ever! His website is: http://www.bobhostetler.com/
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