The average pagan may respect
Us for our good behavior…
He may listen real politely
As we speak about our Savior.
But do we really have the words
To attract him to the Lord?
Words are good, but pagan hearts
Are usually worldly hard.
He sees no wrong in getting drunk
If getting drunk’s his thing.
Nothing wrong in telling lies
Or engaging in a fling.
He may like to surf the internet
Sometimes after hours.
Swearing doesn’t bother him…
It displays his manly powers!
Attending church is surely not
On his lists of things to do.
But one thing to remember…
He will be watching me and you!
What kind of power will it take
To open up his heart?
Have we gotten his attention?
Have we even made a start?
But, too, there is the good pagan
Who lives a decent life.
Donates to every charity...
Is faithful to his wife.
He simply has no faith in God
Is not open to receive.
Can the life we live before him
Convince him to believe?
We were taken out of darkness
Brought into the Savior’s light.
We are to show a watching world
How He really does shine bright!
Is the picture we present of acts
Of love straight from our hearts?
Do we spotlight His Grace
Every time the curtain parts?
Since actions speak much louder
Than mere words ever could
The way to show them Jesus
Is by always doing good.
We can’t bypass the porn shop
Without prayer for those within…
Or walk right pass the homeless
Like their lives are wasteful sin.
Jesus came to save the world…
He loved on the unlovely.
A Christ filled with compassion
Couldn’t just ignore the ugly.
The spotlight is on Jesus
When it’s turned on you and me
Do we always do Him justice?
Did Jesus sit and hibernate
With his chosen few?
No, He sent them out into the world
Like He’s sending me and you.
Take a Holy Ghost initiative!
Strike an apostolic stride!
The terms of our engagement
Are not meant to keep inside!
October 11, 2012
John 20: 21-
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you:
as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood,
an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew
forth the praises of him who hath called you out of
darkness into his marvellous light;
1 Peter 2:12
Live such good lives among the pagans that,
though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may
see your good deeds and glorify God on the day
he visits us.
Let your light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works, and glorify your
Father who is in heaven.