Contagious Faith – Bathrobe Performance
Key Bible Verse: Be prepared in season and out of season keep your head in all situations. – 2 Timothy 4:2b, 5a
Bonus Reading: 2 Timothy 4:1-5
I woke up to the familiar sound of the 6:00 news. That day it was particularly depressing. A woman had shot her boyfriend, a man admitted poisoning his wife, political campaigns were growing more negative. Jim Scott, the usually upbeat deejay, said, “Won’t somebody call in with some good news?”
As I lay there in bed, still half asleep, I thought, “That’s a 50,000-watt station. Somebody needs to grab this chance to say something positive for Christ!” Then it struck me: I am somebody. I dialed the number. A few minutes later, Jim Scott put me on the air.
Thinking quickly, I told how my church had recently purchased an old church building in a center-city neighborhood. I shared my excitement about how university students and community residents were pooling their resources and working hard to refurbish an old building to use as a place of worship and an activity center for youth. After a few minutes, the deejay thanked me for calling, and I hung up.
Standing there in my bathrobe, I laughed out loud as I thought, “I must be dreaming! I think I just spoke on the radio to hundreds of thousands of people!”
- David Faust in Faith Under Fire
Personal Challenge: What would you say to someone who asked you to share some good news?
Thought to Apply: When the heart is on fire, sparks will fly out of the mouth. – Anonymous
Adapted from Faith Under Fire (Standard, 1997)
Prayer: God, help me to live my life to shine as a light for You.