What Would Happen If …?

What Would Happen If …?

What would happen if we believed, really believed that God uses us to save the world?

What would happen if we actually fed the hungry?

What would happen if we clothed the poor?

What would happen if we all came to church consistently?

What would happen if we stopped tearing down people with our words?

What would happen if we stopped jumping to conclusions, and instead went to the person who can answer our questions?

What would happen if we prayed for each other’s healing, both in body and spirit?

What would happen if we all tithed at least 10% to our church?

What would happen if we set a precedent of behavior for our family that honored God above all else?

What would happen if we said that no matter what, our house will serve God?

What would happen if we prayed every day?

What would happen if we started a children’s bus route in the poor section of town?

What would happen if we stopped sinning?

What would happen if we started obeying God?

What would happen if we thought more about clean hearts and minds instead of a clean church?

What would happen if we would stop being so hard on ourselves?

What would happen if we rested in who God says we are?

What would happen if we lived on PURPOSE in a PRECARIOUS society?

What would happen if we confessed one to another and prayed with each other?

What would happen if we stopped moving God between a box and a book, and actually allowed the reality of His Kingdom to permeate our mind, body, and soul?

What would happen if we really did surrender all?

What would happen if we decided to shape the moral culture of our community?

What would happen if we started inviting our neighbors to church?

What would happen if we taught our girls to be modest and our boys to honor them?

What would happen if we beat our inner child, you know, the one that screams and cries to have what we want, when we want it, regardless of the damage our choices brings?

What would happen if we became disciplined?

What would happen if we got rid of the need for control found in the hierarchy of church denomination and instead lived in unity as brothers and sisters in Christ?

What would happen if we really got saved and lived a transformed life?

What would happen if we used our spiritual gifts?

What would happen if we actually had a relationship instead of a ritual, both with God and each other?

What would happen if we believed, really believed, that God wants to use us to change our world?

What would happen if we put works with faith?

What would happen if we put action with belief?

What would happen if we practiced true religion and visited orphans and widows in distress?

What would happen if we kept ourselves unstained by the world?

What would happen if we repented?

What would happen if we took five minutes per day to dream about the possibilities …?

I saw a T-shirt that showed a sign on a church door. It said, “Church closed. Gone fishing for men. Will return when boat is full”.

What would happen if we went fishing for men?

I heard someone say, “I want to live what I believe!” We already do. Our actions come from our thoughts that come from our beliefs. Take a close look . . . are you happy with the way you live? What would happen if we looked for, chose, and lived the right beliefs?

“Jesus tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Bob, why are you resisting me?” I said, “I’m not resisting you!” He said, “You gonna follow me?” I said, “I’ve never thought of that before!” He said, “When you’re not following me, you’re resisting me.””
– Bob Dylan

“God is a verb.” – Buckminster Fuller

© Copyright Derek Hickman 2008

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