Do You Believe?

Do You Believe? blondinOr are you committed?

I like the story of Charles Blondin who in the late 1800’s strung a tight rope across Niagara Falls and then before ten thousand screaming people he inched his way across from the Canadian side to the US side.  

When he got across they began to shout his name, Blondin, Blondin, Blondin!  Now that must be neat to have ten thousand people chanting your name.  Blondin quiets the crowd and says, “I am Blondin, do you believe in me?”  And the crowd chants back, “We believe, we believe, we believe!” He quiets the crowds again and says, “I’m going back across the tight rope, but this time I’m taking someone with me on my shoulders.  Do you believe I can do that?” and the crowd chants, “We believe, we believe, we believe.” He quiets the crowd again and asks, “Which of you will be that human being?”  The crowd went dead.  Suddenly out of the crowd came one guy.  It turned out to be his manager.  He saw a good thing going bad here and figured he needed to step up.  So he climbed on Blondin’s shoulders and for the next 3 ½ hours Blondin inched his way back to the Canadian side of the falls.

The point of the story is very clear.  Ten thousand people stood there that day and said they believed.  They said, “We believe, we believe, we believe.”  But only one really believed, only one was committed.  You see believing isn’t just saying I accept the fact, believing is turning your life over to the one in whom you say you believe.  

Listen to that again….It’s very important! The things that make you a Christian is not whether you believe the right stuff, It’s not about if you go to church on Sunday, It’s not about what you put in your offering,  It’s not about knowing all the right answers, but what it’s really all about is whether or not you are committed.  

The question is, have you given your life over to Christ, so He can take you and use you to do the things He wants to do in this world.  

Are you committed, that’s the big question.

Sharing His Spirit! tRP

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