“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

Feb 5, 2013

No Plan B

See, I believe that if you were chosen...that if you were elected...I believe that if God has anything for you, it's not just to make you happy.

God did not choose you and call you out of this world just to make you high. And God didn't choose you and God didn't call you out of this world just so that you could be pious....because there are enough pious people, and there are enough happy people in the world.

What God called you for and what God called you to....is to make a difference in the world.

I don't believe that God chose you and blessed you so that you could heap those blessings up upon yourself. I believe God chose you...and you...and you....and everyone of you others because He wants to make a difference in this world.

And you know what? What I think is scary about God is He didn't come up with any Plan B. That He left the church here, and the church is the only group of people...and the church is the only institution in the world that can bring about a change.

This government cannot do it....so stop depending on the government.
Educational systems cannot do it....so stop trusting educational systems.
The church was chosen by God to make a difference.

And you know what, people - you ain't gonna make a difference by building more bombs.
And you ain't gonna make a difference by putting on more makeup and showing up on more television shows.
And you're not gonna make a difference by having the loudest PA...or the biggest crowd at your concerts.

You're gonna make a difference when you lay down your life...and in complete submission to God....choose to die with Him....in service...to other people.

~ Rich Mullins (at a concert shortly before he died)      .

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