By Frank Pollard
"Just Do It l"
Long before Michael Jordan was hawking tennis shoes that
cost more than a bicycle, God was saying, "Just do it!"
Before there was a Nike Company in Seattle, indeed before
there was a Seattle, before there was a goddess, Nike, in
Greek Mythology, God was saying, "Just do it!" To a man of
character and faith named Noah, God says, "Noah, the world
is depending upon you. If there is to be a future, it will
be because you do what I tell you to do. Build an ark.
Just do itl" To a successful businessman in Ur of Caldese,
a remarkable modern place of its day, to Abraham, God said,
"Go to a place that I will show you later. Just do it!"
And he did. To an eighty year old sheepherder, out on the
backside of nowhere, God told Moses, "You go to the capital
of the world of your day. Go to Pharaoh of Egypt and tell
him to, "Let my people go. Moses, just do it!" And he
did. And all through scripture you can- find these kinds of
examples of people who were told without much reason other
than that God said, "Do itl" And they did. To a handful
of common people of Galilee, uneducated, unimpressive, not
a Who's Who in Capernaum in the bunch, God said to them,
"Go into all the world and make disciples. Just do it!"
And they turned their world right side up. At a wedding
feast in Canaan of Galilee, Mary gave some advise we ought
to follow today. She pointed to Jesus and said, "What ever
He tells you to do, do it." I Corinthians 10:31, "Whatever
you do, do it all for the glory of God." Just do it! But
it can be a dangerous idea, the deadly dangerous thought,
this thought, "just do it". You see a way to embezzle
money or steal or cheat and a voice from hell says, "Just
do it!" and you do it and from the agony of a lost
reputation and respect or from a jail cell or from the
prison of your own burning conscious, the same voice
cackles, "Gotchal" You are tired of your marriage to him
or her. Life is just not pleas ...
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