Daily Archives: August 24, 2011

I Gave My Life to Christ: Now What? (part 3)

We’ve been looking at Brownlow North’s Six Steps for New Christians.  I’m pretty sure they apply to all Christians.  In fact, today’s step is brilliant:

Never let a day pass without trying to do something for Jesus.  Every night reflect on what Jesus has done for you, an then ask yourself, “What am I going to do for him?” (Mt 5:13-16)

I remember once having a conversation with regular commenter Alex and saying something to the effect of “God created the universe, you, gives you life and sustains your existence, sent his Son to die for your sins, and you’re basically asking me, ‘So what has God really done for me?’  Tough room!”

Alex was a bit irritated by that, and said that if I want him to take me or “my God” seriously, then I shouldn’t be so flip.

Except that it’s true.  God has done a lot for humanity, even though we don’t deserve it.  So, to echo North’s sentiment, and to paraphrase JFK, let’s ask what we can do for God instead of always asking what he can do for us.  He’s already done plenty.