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Summary: Far to many Christians have only a convenient relationship with God, instead of a committed one. God is only for their convenience, for only when they have a need they can’t work out on their own! (there’s a lot of 7-11 Christians in the world)

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“What Have You Done, For Him Lately?

This little light of mine/I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine/I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine/I’m gonna let it shine

Let it shine/Let it shine/Let it shine

Do you remember the verses?

1. Everywhere I go/I’m gonna let it shine

2. Hide it under a tree Oh no!/I’m going to let it shine

3. Jesus gave me the light/I’m gonna let it shine

4. Don’t let the Satan blow it out/I’m going to let it shine

And it ends with, Let it Shine/All the time/Let it shine/Oh yeah!

I remember singing that song at about 6 or 7 yrs old with such vigor back in VBS, don’t you?

All the hand motions and bodily gestures that went with it.

Funny how willing to participate, children can be, isn’t it?

Sounds easy enough, though I wonder, in Christian circles all across the globe,

How many let their light shine for Jesus, this week?

This little song goes right along with the great commission,

Matt. 28:18-20 MSG.

18-20. Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: "God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age."

Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life!

I’d say if someone were to do that, they would be letting their light shine a lot, wouldn’t you?

Everyone you meet?, that would be very challenging, are you sure?

Those are Jesus exact words, Spreading the gospel is important, so important that it was His very last words He spoke before ascending to heaven.

We’ve all seen the movies, you know the dieing scenes, where they wait and hang on,

Or they make a long trip home to tell someone something so important to them,

That even if it takes their last breathe, their willing to use it, that’s just how important it is.

You know, Jesus could have said most anything to the disciples,

But what He said was, keep up the work, tell everyone what I’ve taught to you and keep spreading the word, until the whole world knows!

Some might say, “that’s humanly impossible”, the whole world?, by yourself?, that would be a correct statement!

But the Word didn’t say to do it by yourself,

it said “I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”

TBS. in Matt 19:26 NKJ

26. But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

You see, that’s the problem, everyone wants and thinks that they can do everything on their own,

Far to many Christians have only a convenient relationship with God, instead of a committed one.

God is only for their convenience, for when ever they feel like it,

or for when they have a serious need they can’t work out on their own! (there’s a lot of 7-11 Christians in the world)

Matt. 5:13-16 MSG.

13. "Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.


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