In Extreme sports… People go nuts! They even endanger their lives for the latest thrill.
What about EXTREME Christianity? It’s about going the EXTRA mile. Beyond the call. Like the Good Samaritan. He gave more than was expected.
Are you a second mile Christian? Do you walk the extra mile with people? Or do you settle for doing the minimum? The extra mile is when your attitude shifts from “have to” to “want to.”
Christianity itself is EXTRA-ORDINARY… Think of the extremity that God went to – the extra distance that he went to rescue you.
Don’t just do what’s asked of you… Do more. Exceed the limits. Be outrageous. If you’re really walking in the footsteps of Jesus you will walk the extra mile.
Extreme Christianity means EXCESS. Jesus said unless your righteousness exceed… abound, overflow… God’s character is like that. We know the exceeding greatness of his power Ephesians 1:19. He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). We can know exceeding prayer (1 Thess 3:10), and exceeding joy – even in trials (1 Peter 4:13). AND …exceeding great and precious promises… (2 Peter 1:4).
Let’s not be satisfied with second-rate, but aim for EXCELLENCE. Like Daniel. He had “a more excellent spirit”… Think of the difference between good and “great”… There is a big difference between 99 and 100 degrees Celsius… At 99 water is hot, at 100 degrees it’s boiling… creates steam and energy and power… One degree makes all the difference…
Be your best for the Lord… “The people that do know their God shall be strong and do EXPLOITS” (Daniel 11:32).
Also – we are to be an EXAMPLE… a model for others – a full on Christian… The work of God is done by ordinary people who are committed to Him. Extreme Christianity knows and shows God’s EXTRAVAGANT grace… May you know His grace today.