The other day I was thinking about a biography of John F. Kennedy I had watched on A&E. And I gained a whole new respect for a man who was assassinated when I was three years old. (You can do the math) Now I don’t know how you feel about JFK as a man or as a president and it really doesn’t matter, but the words he spoke at his inauguration in 1960 still have the power to stir people’s hearts: “… ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” 

I’m not sure how many people took those words to heart if any, but they were great words.

I wonder what would happen if Christ followers would quit asking what God was going to do for them and instead started to ask what they could do for God?  I wonder what would happen if we started to view the church as a vehicle to change the world instead of as an instrument to meet our needs.

If Cornerstone is going to have an impact on our communities and the world it will only happen when those of us who make up the church start seriously asking what we can do for God and His Kingdom.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is possible, you’ll have to attempt the impossible.

One thought on “Ask Not What . . .

  1. This is great.We definitely should use this in connection with the church. I always asking…praying for something…but I will try now to think of those words and ask what I can do for Him

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