Just wanted to re-post some great thoughts with good clarity from Soldier Anthony Castle, written a few months ago by him and posted here in January (see the blog list, right):
Some days I wake up and it seems real simple…
Soldiership isn’t about us.
Soldiership is about God and His love for the lost.
He doesn’t call us to gather a crowd or fill a building. We’re commanded to evangelise, to disciple the weak, the wicked and the worst.
To see the broken changed and trained.
So why are we waiting for the world to come to Church?
When the Church must go into the world.
We’re not employees or members.
We are this Kingdom’s soldiers, and to the world we must be like aliens and emissaries, magicians and storytellers. Heroes dreaming of another Way, fighting another world into being amidst the cracks of despair in our neighbourhoods.
Throughout the forgotten places, we must be the battle-cry of war, the healing hands of Christ. We must be strangers, neighbours, friends, whispering about an ancient tale, a living Lord and a returning King.
We were made for this.
That just sums up for me the romance of Salvationism, but its a romance we’re all invited to play the leading parts in. Its a beautiful picture of the priesthood of all believers…about all the things that should naturally flow out of that identity in Jesus.
I think you should copy what Brother Anthony and slip it inside your bible for a couple of weeks and ask yourself if that’s the vision you are living.