by Marlin Hoover
Take a Prayon
This may look like an ordinary Crayon but it’s not. This is a “Prayon”, a Christian Prayon. A Prayon is the Crayon of Common Sense, Creativity, Courage, Commitment and Communication. No matter what it looks like, the Prayon you’ve picked out is the color of Change.
Wherever and to whatever a crayon is applied, that thing’s color will change. But we’re talking now about a prayon, not a crayon. You’re going to take this prayon and write things down that you feel need to be changed in the world, the country, the state, our community, this church and yourself. With our “Prayon” we’re not to just write a “wish list” for God. That’s only using it for half its purpose. We’re also going to use our “Prayon” to write down the “to do” list from God. We’re going to “pray on” and about these things and ask for God’s guidance on the changes that need to be made and the things we need to do to make these changes happen.
Things don’t get better by chance they get better by change. It’s the changes we make that will lead us to thriving as an individual and a congregation.
How tall are you?
Put your heels and your head against the wall, stand up straight and make yourself tall. Then take your Christian Prayon and place a mark on the door frame of your discipleship.
We’ll then have a mark from which to judge and see how much we’re growing as an individual and a congregation. Using this spiritual mark we can gauge to see if we’re growing as a child of God. Looking at this mark we will see how we measure up to God’s expectations for our growth. We’ll better be able to see where we need to strive to make ourselves thrive and see the areas where we’re still spiritually just barely alive. With this information we can better make the necessary changes in our diet and exercise; exercise our faith and improve our diet of devotion and discipleship. Trust me, it’s making the right changes in your diet and exercise that will make you grow. Things don’t get better by chance they get better by change. It’s the changes we make that will lead us to thriving as an individual and a congregation. Look at the Prayon mark again and ask yourself: Where are your heels in your walk with Christ and where is your head in your relationship with God?