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Half Hearted Christian
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What a half-hearted Christian I can be
How can I say I am a servant of Christ?
Yet not live the life He deserves of me
Can I not do more since He paid the Price?
He chose to die as punishment for me
Bruised, bloodied, and forsaken on the cross
He paid this price in full so I may be free
Jesus lived and died for me, for I was lost
Today for His name people are murdered
Offering their lives for the sake of the Lord
Their death so that the Gospel is furthered
For Jesus, offering their neck to the sword
Now here I sit safely in my comfort zone
With freedom to express my beliefs to all
Yet here I am sitting, idle and all alone
Hearing yet delaying in answer His call
Stephen was the first to set the example
Offering his life to share the Living Word
The list of martyrs grows; deaths are ample
Their life for someone who has never heard
Yet I hesitate, out of fear and shame
Afraid to go against the grain, for Jesus
Why do I act as if I am ashamed of His name?
Is it more important how the world sees us?
What a half-hearted Christian am I?
No more, no fear, let a new life rise
All for you Lord is my heartís battle cry!
I choose to offer my life full for Christ
This hit me like an anvil yesterday. As I continue my school studies, I am reading about missionaries and pioneer Christians. It put my life in perspective. I realized that I'm Armchair Quarterback. I know the plays, I know the "game", but I'm not playing. I can sit here and write poems and articles all day long, but I am doing this from my comfort zone. I am not taking away the blessings that the Lord has given me with writing and sharing, what I'm saying is that I need to use these gifts outside of my comfort zone as well. I need to do more, not because it is demanded of me, but because I am obligated to live a life that is worthy of His sacrifice.
I pray this a wake up call for me and for anyone else who needs it. We cannot complete the Great Commission by standing or sitting in our comfort zones while others are giving their lives for Christ.
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