Why doesn’t Jesus act immediately when I want Him to do stuff? I’m freaked out! Why isn’t He? I have a crisis and I need it solved now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Certainly not next year. Now! Why does’t He understand that?
We try to get somewhere by being pulled from the outside instead of being powered from the inside. We serve God. We work for the Kingdom. We volunteer for our local church. We do stuff for Jesus. All of that is good except for one thing: much of what we do is on our own ability due to feeling obligated.
A rumor is floating around that somewhere in the midwest there’s a man who is actually living the Christian life in epic proportions. Research indicates his name is Ernie. We don’t yet know his last name. The word on the street is that he is a model Christian, the primo example.
We, as Christians, are not impressive. Sometimes we are downright obnoxious. Thankfully it’s not about us. It’s about our message. And the focus of our message is Jesus.
There is nothing else like our message. Nothing else like Jesus. Consider...
Let me just say first, I am a strong believer in healthy competition. In no particular order here are some tips for making games fun while keeping the competition in perspective:
1. Divide the room into two sides. Give each side a team name. For Kidz Blitz Live events, we call our teams Blue and Green. Dividing the room with a center aisle or rope down the middle is helpful/important/critical. Games just work better with a visible team divider.