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Get Active!

Get Active!

Get Active!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Foundation Christian School is Active for GodWe have all heard it, and it is good advice.  Get active!  It helps your mind, it helps your body.  It is good for your physical and mental health.  It is a message we need drilled into us over and over again, because, so many of us fail to heed this simple advice.  But why?  After all it is harmful for us to continue on in our unhealthy lives, yet, we keep on anyways.  Seems silly.  And this is exactly what God is saying to his people, and to us today, in the first twenty verses of Isaiah.

In those verses God questions his people, “Why will you continue to rebel?”  After all, it is hurting you.  Further on in the passage God gives his people a call to action:

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes;
cease to do evil,
learn to do good;
seek justice,
correct oppression;
bring justice to the fatherless,
plead the widow’s cause.

You see the transformed life of a Christian is active.  It does stuff for God, because God’s grace is transformative.  Christian works are the mark of God’s grace in a person’s life.  They don’t earn the grace, they just result from it.  It is an exciting call; do the works of God, care about what He cares about, be His hands and feet here on earth now, begin to build the foundations of His kingdom.  Get active.  It is good for your spiritual health.

It is a simple message that we often complicate.  It is one we could probably stand to hear more than once because often we just don’t get it.  Let’s take a cue from the children at Foundation Christian School who grasped this so easily last Friday.  They get it, and are ready to be God’s ‘everyday action hero’s’.  Let’s be good examples ourselves for the children in our school.

-Matt


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