This week, I went golfing for the first time in my adult life.
I really had a good time, and I’m looking forward to going to the driving range to work on what I learned.
I went with my good friend Jason, who recently got home from serving as a chaplin in Cuba. He is a very good golfer and a fan of Tiger Woods on the Wii. As we stopped at the clubhouse after the 9th hole for a much-needed drink, he remarked that he liked Tiger’s Gatorade. He called it Tiger-ade, and wondered aloud whether or not it improved the golf game of those who drink it.
That got me thinking…
if someone drank Jon-ade, what would they be able to do better?
Jesus left instructions for us, not just to give the Gospel, but to make disciples (Matthew 28:19). Our responsibility does not end when a lost soul is born again: it begins!
I once heard Steven Furtick say that the church stops serving you when you get saved. Upon our conversion, we are to utilize our spiritual gifts and find a place to serve. And that takes guidance.
God puts people in our lives that are less spiritually mature than we are, and He wants us to speak into their lives and guide them. We must be willing.
Our churches are full of spiritually immature Christians, and it is the responsibility of every believer to make the most of the opportunities we are given. We can’t rely on our pastor or church staff to do our jobs for us.
Is there a thirsty Christian out there that needs a drink only you can provide?