25Jan

Live Sticky: because your life carries His message

We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. – 2 Corinthians 4:7, The Message

It’s a big deal. A really big deal. When you #LiveSticky you resolve as a ransomed, redeemed disciple of Jesus Christ, to carry God’s message of hope to the world. Through your life God’s presence gets up-close-and-personal in the Land of Shiny Things.

So, if you are waiting for someone else (uh . . . like a pastor or a teacher) to show up and tell the people in your life about the hope of Christ—well, you may be sitting there for quite a while. God has tapped you to tell others about every measure of amazing grace He has let loose in your life. And He trusts you to do that even when you don’t trust yourself.

Paul writes in the above verse (2 Corinthians 4:7) that God chooses the weak, broken lives of ordinary men and women (you and me) to carry His message of glory to the world. Are you fragile? You bet! Flawed? Oh, yeaaaah! Cracked up and leaking out everywhere? Like an oil spill! But as fractured as your life may look to human eyes, you remain His beautiful beloved with a responsibility to tell anyone in earshot about the mighty King who rescued you.

To #LiveSticky means a burning passion for God’s glory awakens your soul each day. It means you live with the amped expectation that God will crash in with the miracle, the word, the answer, the provision, and the strength . . . precisely when you need it.

And what about when things get tough . . . and, yes, things will get tough. How then do we #LiveSticky? Read on in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18:

So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.

When you #LiveSticky online you can see God’s grace unfolding in every click. You see God clearing the path before you; wrapping Himself around you, and increasing your strength when the day grows long. To #LiveSticky means you don’t give up because there’s more (so much more) going on here than your eyes can see or that your heart can begin to hold.

Have you considered that you have a ministry each time you log online? What excites you about that? What scares the clay out of you?

Post/Tweet this today:
God chose the weak, broken lives of ordinary men and women to carry His glory to the world. God chose you. #LiveSticky

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  • http://twitter.com/MegMeeker Meg Meeker

    It is a big deal a really big deal!! The HOPE that comes from Jesus!!

  • Tami Heim

    You get this Meg. Really get this. Thanks for all you do to spread light, build relationships, and restore families.. We see His message alive in you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=671101964 Jennifer Adams Klein

    I’ve read and attempted the following idea–wake up and pray for God to bring you to a thirsty soul and share the truth with them. Maybe another believer or someone seeking God out for the first time…but He answers that prayer!! There is an amazing transformation that happens when we see our lives as beloging to Him and being for His purposes. It turns your brain from self and anxiety to joy and peace and even excitement about what He may bring before you in the day. I used to be afraid that if I really did “seek first His kingdom” that my to-do list would be perpetually undone and I would be truly “no earthly good” as the saying goes. But in fact I found that He made time for the mundane without them being my whole life’s goal anymore, or a source of stress. Those things were blown away by the awesome 180 that came when I turned my whole day to Him. Rock it everyone! I’m gonna go ask Him now to make today His adventure. Thanks, once again, for the post!

  • Anonymous

    Jennifer, your post has inspired me to get specific—like really specific today on who God would have me connect to. My ears and heart are open. Isn’t it great when you “add in” all of God’s promptings to your day, that He multiplies your bandwidth? I find that supernaturally addictive! Junkie for Jesus. No rehab needed. :)

  • http://www.denaesworshipthroughpics.blogspot.com Dena E

    Wow,,awesome way to be..this is what we, my husband and i do together each morning and night. before sleep and before rising each day.. God’s power continues to show us just how MIGHTY He is!!! there is really no other way to live and be truly wonderfully alive in Him!!!
    Blessings and Love from our Precious LORD above~~~Dena

  • Anonymous

    Dena – sound like you have a true bond in your marriage to be able to pray together like that. You are right – there’s no other way to start the day or to live than to give it ALL over to Him. He’s faithful to show up strong each day! :)

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