Do you sometimes think we’re missing it as Christians? Is there something more? Listen hear what being a follower of Christ really means, watch here to see it in action. This is what Francis Chan had to say to the pastors at the International Convention about what God is doing with Him. Curt bookends it with an introduction and a final response, but if you want to be incredibly inspired, do not miss this!
It’s been a very short period of time since Francis Chan left Cornerstone Simi Valley. His actions are a reflection of his relationship with Christ and a reliance on the Holy Spirit. Although I have never met Francis in person, I feel like I know him because of the time I spend listening to him teach. Unfortunately if I were to met him at a restaurant he would not know me. I could know a million things about Francis, his family, his favorite music, clothes, foods etc but it doesn’t mean I have a relationship with him. It just means I am knowledgeable about him.
Having a relationship with Jesus Christ is the same way. I can study about him all I want, know the intricate details of his life, the time-line of his crucifixion and have an amazing grasp of Greek Hebrew and Aramaic but it doesn’t mean that I have a relationship with him. If I wanted a real relationship with Francis I would have to spend time with him. Jesus is the same, you just can’t see him the same way. You have to spend time with him.
How much time are you spending with him? How often is he on your mind? Are you concerned that the things that occupy your time are pleasing to him or are they something you would be ashamed of if you knew he were standing right behind you? In this message please take serious note of the thing Francis point out early on. The words that we all yearn to hear, or if you don’t perhaps you should; “well done my good and faithful servant.”
If you have not read “Forgotten God” I would urge you to do so and begin to pray to the Holy Spirit. Ask him to fill you with the Holy Spirit, ask him to give you the fire in your heart for his word. As him to show you what he wants for you. To borrow a phrase from John F. Kennedy “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Do you desire to be a part of the Body of Christ? Ask him what you can do for the body today, not what it can do for you.
Serve others, fear God.