Chica-Boom, Chica-Boom, Chica-Boom Boom Boom! Be renewed in Jesus … soon, soon, soon! Chica, Chica, Chica, Boom Boom Boom.
There I am on the street corner in my cheerleader outfit, waving my pom-poms madly in the air as the traffic and walkers hustle by. A couple of women slow down, turn, and look at me. Big smile back at them ... Chica Boom! Then I see their backs as they leave me in the dust. More waving, knocking the tears from my eyes, more jumping around. Please, please folks ... listen! You can enjoy your new life in Jesus! Come on!
BUZZZ. My alarm clock awakens me. I feel sad.
How then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news?
In this Scripture, Paul says folks can’t believe in Jesus unless they have heard about Him. He challenges us and calls us to build our relationship with Jesus. He doesn’t ask us to stand on the street corner but leads us all to focus on our own little sphere—the folks who cross our path daily. Our resolution can be to live quietly and gently so those folks we meet will want what we have—Jesus. We all know God never asks us to do anything He will not prepare and equip us to do.
Taking time with the Lord in His Word will strengthen our faith and help us enjoy God. Do you feel you are “powerful?” No? Me either, but you are. We are together. We have the power of our faith and our actions to share Jesus and offer them eternal life.
Who in your sphere of influence needs a simple compliment, a warm hug, a note of encouragement, a phone call, or a prayer? Show them we are different; show them how love has changed us—the love of God who died on the cross and rose again to glory for you, me, and them. Such is the gift to be cherished and shared with our world. Chica Boom!
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