Eat your vegetables!
Do your homework!
Wash your hands!
Clean your room!
Most often, these directives are given in the form of commands from parents to children, but certainly we can all see that commands like this come from teachers, bosses, coaches...
At some point, we begin to wonder...'Why should I'?
It's actually fairly normal to do so...healthy, even!
Depending on the attitude you ask it with.
It can be a defiant "Why SHOULD I?", or it can be a curious quest for information and enlightenment--"WHY should I do this?"
These questions even come up in matters of faith, and the exhortations you hear:
Read your Bible!
Go to Church!
It is normal...spiritually healthy even...to ask "why"...but if we're not careful, we start to do so in a defiant, unhealthy or rebellious way, as though God were imposing on us.
The Answer to all of these questions is multi-faceted.
Why should you?
Because it glorifies God, and as a believer, that is your chief purpose.
Because it strengthens you in the Spirit, necessary for the Christian life to 'work'.
Because it combines to make us more like Jesus, and
Because doing these things is part of how we 'embody' the person of Jesus to this world.
Remember, Jesus said "The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many." (Matthew 20:28), and "If anyone would come after me, He must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me." (Matthew 16:24)
At KCC, we encourage you to GET INVOLVED.
We encourage you to serve with others, and to serve others.
We encourage you to participate in our "3 on 3" Saturdays, we encourage you to help out with the Mud Run, and to serve on one of our many Serving Teams.
This is not only so we can have a good supply of volunteer labor (although that is part of it), but more so that we can accomplish the world changing, life changing mission that He has called us to.
This Saturday, for example, is a BIG day...lots to do.
We will not be able to do it if we only have the 'regular' 3 on 3 people show up...we need some new participants!
Will it be you?
You'll be glad you did...and you'll understand the "Why"?