I LIFT YOUR NAME HIGHER AND HIGHER
(End of Days)
“Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it—because it does. Give yourselves to the gifts God gives you. Most of all, try to proclaim his truth. When you proclaim his truth in everyday speech, you’re letting others in on the truth so that they can grow and be strong and experience his presence with you.” 1 Corinthians 14:1,3 (MSG)
Ever heard the phrase ‘Everything about you says something about you’? It’s a pretty intense concept, isn’t it? But the truth is, whether we like it or not, most of the time, most of us are promoting something. Maybe it’s an iPhone or an android, a pair of Jordan’s or a pair of vans. Or a t-shirt from Beyoncé’s last tour, or an NBA jersey. We are walking marketing agents. And we’re usually proud to do it.
Imagine if you got to attend the concert of your favourite artist? You know that when they hit that one note in the chorus, you’re going to be screaming along with the rest of the crowd with your hands in the air! And it’s the same at a sporting event. You’ve probably going to have the name of your favourite player on the back of your jersey and if it’s your guy that makes the winning play, you’re going to relive the moment again and again to anyone who will listen.
Of course it’s not necessarily wrong to love and support a band or a team, or even to wear their gear. But it is kinda crazy to think that we can be so unrestrained and open in expressing our support for people that we probably don’t even know (and may never know), and yet can be so reserved in expressing our passion for Jesus. Makes you stop and think, doesn’t it?
Of course we don’t all need to run out a get W.W.J.D. bracelets, but in our actions, is Jesus present? Do we talk about Jesus with the same amount of passion as we do our favourite player or band?
Take a moment today to do a little heart check about how much passion you give to Jesus vs. how much passion you give to your favorites. This is not something you just do once and it’s done, it’s something we all have to do, over and over. Let’s resolve today to be a generation that is more passionate about Jesus than anything else, and that it is His name that we are committed to lifting higher and higher.