There was once a mother and a father very concerned about their two children. They were both 7 and one was very pessimistic and the other was very optimistic. To prove the extremity of these two children to their friends, they got a video camera and taped them opening their Christmas presents.
They gave the pessimistic kid a bunch of great toys. Trains, cars etc.; all well-made toys. The boy opened each one, looked at it for a little bit then put it down, saying, “that will break soon.”
They gave the optimistic kid a huge box of manure. The boy opened it with a smile on his face and when he saw the manure he started digging through it with his hands. The parents finally stopped him and asked him what he was doing.
The boy looked up and said, “well, with all this manure there’s gotta be a pony somewhere!”
Turns out, this kid has the right attitude.
Nowadays, many of the Christians I know realize and are fine with Christians changing America back for Christ, but they won’t have much to do with it.
Recently, I sent my Running the Walk article to all my Christian friends. I didn’t get a single response whereas I usually get some responses when they are on topics like theology or science but not when the article asks deep, demanding questions of the readers.
This is what will change America. Asking “soul-searching” questions of people, getting answers and having these people really evaluate what their answer was.
For example, I was recently asked such a question, “when people see your life do they see Jesus?” I really looked deep and came to the conclusion that “no, they wouldn’t.” This changes my life as I adjust to that.
Bottom line: a changed life is the only thing that can change America. Simple as that.
However, people believe that they can’t make a difference, as they are only one person, or a minority. Fortunately, this is not true and will be discussed in part 2