Momentum is interesting. If it’s there, it’s somewhat hard to stop, but if it’s not there, it’s somewhat hard to get going. We have had several wonderful, momentum building things this year that have been designed to gain momentum or to “get the ball rolling.” Of late and of note, we had an excellent success with Friends and Family Day as well as the neighborhood door-knocking event (including the putting together of packets). Now how do we keep the momentum of the gospel going?
Momentum has to do with MOVEMENT.
It is not God’s will that His people stagnate into inaction or cease in their growth and knowledge (2 Peter 3:18). In fact, Jesus would give a solemn warning for the church that He dearly loved, but that He admonished for its “lukewarm” state (Rev. 3:15-19). The Lord wants us to be active and not growing weary in doing good (Gal. 6:9-10).
Momentum has to do with MANAGEMENT of movement.
Some churches are moving, but are moving in altogether the wrong directions (Matt. 7:21-23; Rev. 2:14-15, 2:20-22). A car is useless if it has no steering wheel or no capacity to turn and change the direction of the momentum. We can thank God for a good eldership that is concerned about where the Graeber Road is headed, about where individual members are headed, and, above all, where the Lord wants us headed (1 Peter 5:1-5).
Momentum has to do with what we do with our MOMENTs.
Every moment, we are gaining or losing momentum (Rom. 12:9-13). Each second in our lives are significant, however, so much more when we have times to impact someone’s life with the truth (See John 4:6-10; Acts 8:29-31, 17:16). How are we using God’s golden moments?
It is a marvelous and exciting time to be a Christian, but let’s not neglect to keep the gospel moving and let the cause of Christ be first (Matt. 6:33).