Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Security of THE WORLD, Craig!

Watch the throne

In 2002, the third installment of the popular Friday movie series was released. The main character, Craig, played by Ice Cube has been robbed and must get a job to pay his rent. He along with his cousin Day Day, played be Mike Epps become security guards at a shopping center.

Craig is uninterested in doing anything above sitting around and just watching the day pass. Day Day is eager for action and is ready to jump at the slightest infraction.

The part of this story that I want to draw focus on is that although they were assigned to secure just one shopping center – Day Day took their job personally. His famous line, “Top Flight Security of the world!” is a challenge and a charge. However his partner mirrors our common response. Craig rebuttals by saying “We are just Craig and Day Day.”

Many Christians apply this concept with the kingdom – they believe that as long as they take care of themselves – the rest will take care of itself.

The bible says in Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Then in 2 Corinthians 5:20, Paul writes “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

Being a Christian is more than a badge pinned to your life, it is a push to not only live your life as an example but also encourage others to live accordingly. After you accept Jesus Christ in your life don’t rest on your decision – you must GO, SERVE, and SAVE!

Similarly, there is an album out called Watch The Throne. In one of the songs on the album, the artist says, “You are now watching the throne – don’t let me get in my zone.” In any sport, the zone is the sweet spot of your playing. When you are in the zone, you are seemingly unstoppable! We can no longer relegate our lives to just watching the game from the bench – we have to play! In the zone, lives are changed, purpose is set in motion, and miracles happen.

God has given you the uniform of authority and access to His resources. There are enough people sitting on the clock taking up time. You represent THE KINGDOM and as an ambassador you must go to work - start in your home and spread the good news of Jesus to the WORLD!