Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How many Christians...

…does it take to change the world?

On Sunday, my family went to a very special Colorado Rockies game. The Rockies are known as a Christian Team, and every summer they have “Faith Day”. Basically, you come to an afternoon game, and stay afterward for a certain Christian music artist concert. This year, MercyMe was asked to do it. As we found this out right around my Dad’s birthday, we decided to buy him an experience instead of a present. He was very excited and we all anticipated it eagerly. We had a great time at the game (the Rockies won 4-2), but the concert was amazing. Although the sound was slightly distorted, we couldn’t really see the stage, and there were some loud, obnoxious kids behind me, I found it to be one of the most thrilling experiences of my life. Worshiping with 20,000 fellow Christians is something that brings goose-bumps to my arms and pitter-patters to my heart! We sang “I can only Imagine”, “Amazing Grace”, and ended on “I Love you Lord”. To hear 20,000 people who have hearts similar to mine was a heart-stopping experience. I felt like Jesus was standing right on home plate just beckoning for me to run to Him!

Being with that many people who know Jesus made me wonder why our country is in such bad shape. I mean, honestly, we are no longer leaning toward being a Christian country. Abortions take place every day, gay marriages are legal in some states, and euthanasia is being talked about. If we were truly a Christian country, these things would not be taking place.

I think our world has gotten this way because the Christians have let it become that way.

I know that sounds a bit harsh, but if each of those 20,000 Christians at the baseball game had gone out and done something to change a small part of our world, don’t you think it would have made a noticeable difference? And if every Christian no matter what country, spent their lives reaching out to others and spreading God’s word, wouldn’t it make a huge difference? I’m almost positive that it would.

We as Christians have become lazy and content with sitting back and letting someone else do the hard work. We don’t want to have to face persecution or rejection, so we sit at home reading our Bibles but not acting upon what God commands us to do.

1 Peter 2:16 says, “Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants for God.” Does this verse say, “Do as little as you possibly can while still believing in God”? NO! It says to live as servants to God. We must obey our Lord and follow wherever He leads us.

I want to commit to being a world-changer. I want to do something to make my country become a Christian nation. Paganism and corruption are rampant, but I can stand against it. It will not be easy, and it will take a lot of prayer and persistence, but I believe God will bless me on my journey. I hope to be successful, but even if I fail, I know God will be pleased.

So…How many Christians does it take to change the world?


  1. I like to think of it more positively--assuming the best of those 20,000 people.
    Can you imagine if those 20,000 didn't exist? Can you imagine what the world would be like if those of us that claim Christ as our Saviour were not doing even some good in this world?
    No, our world is not perfect--it will never be so, until Christ returns and makes it so. However, I'm thankful for all the good SO many are doing, even if it is just a "little."
    I believe many of us are doing the best we can.
    Don't focus on all the bad, it's discouraging and depressing. Instead, seek out what is good, and help it grow.
    I don't mean to ignore what is bad--certainly not, but to center on what is wrong with this world will tear you down.
    Molly, I struggle daily with perfectionism--striving to be something I cannot ever attain. This brings terrible sadness to life--NOT what God intended. Our God is full of mercy, grace, and forgiveness--don't forget that.

  2. Molly, that was an amazing blog! I do believe that we need to do more. Just going to church will not affect our world. Although we may never be perfect, we should still strive to be perfect. Love ya lots Mo!

  3. Molly, I love your passion...and you are absolutely right. You go on striving for perfection, as the Bible teaches us "be holy as I am holy." This is not perfection in ourselves, but in Jesus Christ who enables us to do all things. A generation of young people with hearts like yours will definitely change the world. Dream big, my girl, and let God give you the wings to fly. I love you very much! Love, Mom