You choose!Your team, your passion…..
Let me explain, when you support a sports team, you are proud of that team, you wear their jerseys or colours, to show that you support them and you really don’t care if anyone ridicules you for supporting them, you will stand up for that team to the bitter end, all because you are so proud to be part of them even though you sit in the stands. You don’t get paid to support them; you in actual fact pay them to be part of them, by paying for tickets, buying a jersey, a shirt or hat. Why, because you have a passion for them.
Now if you really start thinking about it, you have a responsibility, when wearing those colours. You in actual fact become a representative, an ambassador of that team and its colours. When people look at you they immediately have a certain perception of you, because you support that team. You carry that team, that franchise and their logo with you and it’s your responsibility to represent that team in the best way possible, so the best image is portrayed.
This in actual fact is nothing different from being a “Kingdom Carrier”. When you become a follower of “Team” Jesus Christ, you receive and put on the jersey, you get the colours, red and white, and you start walking around, interacting with people and you portray an image. You represent the Kingdom of God, as a “Kingdom Carrier”!!
Now I’ve got you thinking right? The word says the Kingdom is inside us, this means that where ever we go we carry the Kingdom of Heaven with us. What is the Kingdom of Heaven in essence?
It is LOVE, so the slogan of our team can be LOVE, “God is LOVE”.
A slogan is usually something a team lives by and strives to achieve, so what does our slogan then strive to achieve? Well we find the answer in 1 Cor. 13:4-7 where we are told what love is, “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
If Jesus who was the same yesterday, is the same today and will be the same tomorrow, are all these aspects, then we who put on that same jersey, needs to be the same and represent Jesus as He represents God the Father, John 5:19 “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does the Son does in like manner.”
This is the championship team; this is the one team where you will be challenged, where you are not a spectator, but a player. You have a specific position with specific tasks, which when combined with the team and the other players make this team unstoppable, you have a big part to play. I must warn you, as in any sport there will be injuries, there will be casualties and fatalities, but ultimately, on this team there are no losers, only winners. The victory is yours; you just need to take it!!
Now, you choose, if you want to become a “Kingdom Carrier” and be on “Team” Jesus Christ? Make that conscious decision today, be part of a winning team, announce to the world you are a member of “Team” Jesus Christ and become and active player. You won’t regret it.
Gooo TEAM !
….and remember, Lions Lead.