CHURCHES ARE FOR MENDING LIVES
Story borrowed from Ministry127.com
Jim Corley met his friend, Alex, at the dealership where Alex worked.“Jim, I feel like a hypocrite every time I go to church because I fail to live for Christ so often.” “Alex, what do you call this part of the dealership?” Jim asked, nodding to the area outside his cubicle. “You mean the showroom?”
“Yes. And what’s behind the showroom, past the parts counter? “The service department,” Alex said confidently. “What if I told you I didn’t want to bring my car to the service department because it was running rough,” Jim asked.“That would be crazy! That’s the whole point of service departments—to fix cars that aren’t running right.” “You’re absolutely right,” Jim replied. “Now, let’s get back to our initial conversation. Instead of thinking of church as a showroom where image is everything, start thinking of it as God’s service department. Helping people get back in running order with God is what the church is all about.”
Our testimony may Safe lives. What you say and what you do may Safe someone who's on their way to damnation. Maybe a short encouragement or a prayer in a shop. Perhaps a smile on the road instead of a fist in the air.
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
Romans 8:37 NKJV
In and through all things you're a conqueror in and Through Christ. Not something you can do, but what He already did. Keep up with God and not with people.