by Charissa Veal
CLEVELAND, Ga., (TMNews) – Evangelist Tim Lee beckoned Christians to come to a new level of commitment and motivation during a repeat appearance during Truett-McConnell’s weekly chapel service, March 12.
As a marine, Lee understands commitment, motivation and sacrifice. While serving in Vietnam, he stepped onto a mine and lost both legs; but rather than diminishing his quality of life, his loss gave him a new motivation to follow Christ.
Lee shared how his experience served as a wake-up call and afterword he dedicated his life to serving God through evangelism. He continued to share how believers must make a similar resolve: “If you’re going to become a person of commitment, you are going to have to get motivated.”
He illustrated the principle with a few of his personal experiences in the Marine Corps and then read 2 Timothy 1:7-14, stating, “If you become this person of deep commitment in your Christian life, you come to the place to say that it’s not about playing church, it’s not about playing games, it’s not about trying to impress somebody….”
Next, Lee looked to Daniel 3 and shared the account of Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego and the fiery furnace. Because they were motivated to stand for their God, they obeyed God and He rescued them.
“The world doesn’t really want to know how great your Christianity is when everything is going great,” Lee said. “They want to know about your Christianity when the bottom falls out.”
Lee reminded students that they have a responsibility to live for Christ while they are still alive: “I don’t think…that God is asking you and [me] so much to die for Him as He would like for us to live for Him,” Lee said. “And that means every day. It takes commitment and it takes motivation.”
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