Okay, so I had a conversation recently. Well, not so recently, about 2 – 3 weeks ago with someone I had met at a Christmas party. Can’t remember the full conversation, but one thing led to another and he asked what I did for fun and I said, ‘I go to church’ amongst other things of course. Then he said something like, ‘oh, so you’re full Christian’!
By this time, my head is already buzzing, like the things we come up with these days though. What on earth is a full Christian or a half Christian? Because of the question I knew he was obviously what he would like to call a half Christian and what the Bible refers to as waxing hot and cold (Revelations 3: 15). But in his case, I think it’s more of warm and cold, no offense.
So I go ahead and ask him, ‘okay, so in the time that you’re not being a Christian, what do you do’? And guess his reply, ‘he enjoys life’. And in my mind I’m like, ‘Bruuuuv, if only you knew, if only you knew’. See, when the Bible said in John 10: 10 that I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly, my dear Jesus was giving us a mandate to live our lives to the limit; to truly live and enjoy life can only be done in Christ.
The conversation forges ahead and he mentions how he plans to still be a devout Christian later on in his life after experiencing all the world had to offer. This right here is one of the most bought lies of the devil. John 8: 44 (NIV) lets us know that the devil’s native language is lying. So living with the mind-set of coming to Christ when you’re old and grey can’t possibly be right because the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 12: 1, ‘Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”’. The Bible is not foolish. The Bible is a book of wisdom and for that to have been said that, we should be very mindful what we use our youthful days to do.
The only time that is guaranteed is here and now. We always have to make the best of every moment we have been given. Let’s say we eventually make it to 40 and we are now ready to serve the Lord, where will you find the time or the energy? God wants to catch us young. The days of men of God are over. Boys and Girls of God are rising up and God will really live it if you would be a part of it. Will you?