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Posted by myoikos in #2017, 5 Practices, Disicpleship, Extravagant Generosity, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Intentional Spiritual Growth, Jesus, Ministry, Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Resurrection People, Risk Taking Mission and Service, Scripture, Spiritual, Spiritual Growth on August 13, 2017
With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!” Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this – heart and soul – will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help.” But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims, A sight to take your breath away! Grand processions of people telling all the good things of God! [MSG]
Not all feet are beautiful. Some are tired, worn, squeezed by tight shoes, sweaty from work and exercise. Old or young, feet are wondrous and amazing.
In our words, we use ‘feet’ to identify a presence, a location or ownership:
- A foot hold,
- a toe in the door,
- feet on the ground, boots on the ground,
- we put our foot down
What is Paul talking about beautiful feet?
- It is a beautiful thing to see people walking, running, and rolling into the church.
- It is a beautiful thing to see people walking, running and rolling out the door to be the church in the world.
- It is a beautiful thing to see someone take food to someone who is hungry.
- It is a beautiful thing to see hundreds and thousands of feed gather to worship
- It is a beautiful thing to see people walk into prison to bring Good News that sets hearts free.
- It is a beautiful thing to watch people walk toward to front to pray, to be baptized, to lay hands on a quilt, to make a profession of faith, to sing a song, to give a testimony, to share a story of faith, and more…
Verse 16 is the part we want to skip over.
Romans 10:15-16 And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” But not all have obeyed the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” [NRSV]
Not everyone has used their life to share the Good News AND
Not everyone who has received the Good News we share our beliefs.
Jew and Greek live in Grace: Paul continues through the next chapters
The charge is to keep the feet moving
- Keep the toe in the door.
- Keep setting your foot down in Christ
- Keep loving, forgiving, feeding, teaching, inspiring, encouraging, forgiving and carrying the Good News to know who have yet to be convinced and convicted by it.
The So what: ask your neighbor:
- Where are you taking the Good News today?
- Who are you planning and prepared to share the Good News with this week?
- Are you planning to give up? sit still and wait? our get out there again?
God loves your Faith in Action and not resting in our head and intentions.