My iphone 4 went kerplunk yesterday, and living in an age and working in a profession where I “feel” the need for a phone constantly by my side, we can break down that flawed thinking later, I headed out to the Apple store in Fresno to figure things out.
I left the store with a new iphone 4s, I’m getting that out of the way because that has nothing to do with what I want to share with you in this post.
“ENTHUSIASM” is what I want to share with you! That is the word I would use to describe the employees at the Apple store. It struck me how ENTHUSIASTIC the folk are about their product. A cynic would say, “Well they are paid to be ENTHUSIASTIC.” I would ask said cynic, “Have you ever been around an Apple product owner?” People don’t have to be paid to be enthusiastic about Apple!
In fact every Apple purchase I have ever made has been done completely on the ENTHUSIASM of another human being–
My laptop & desktop — My best friend, Scott
My orginal ipod — My Mom & Dad, Vicki & Daryl
My original iphone — My brother-in-law, Chad
My ipad — My wife, Christina
Their ENTHUSIASM on all said products made me want what they had! Again the cynic may say, “You obviously are easily impressionable.” I would say to said cynic, “Ask anyone who knows me how comfortable I am holding an opinion that is contrary to the general support of the crowd.”
It was folks ENTHUSIASM that truly swayed me and made me take a first and a second and eventually purchase each of those products.
And that ENTHUSIASM was on full display in the Apple store yesterday. These folk seemed genuinely happy for me that I now owned an iphone 4s.
My question to Christians is do people see that you are ENTHUSIASTIC about Jesus? When folk walk into your church will they feel an ENTHUSIASTIC anticipation for what Jesus is going to show up and give to people?
When people in our church make a decision for Jesus is there true ENTHUSIASM for that individual going home with Jesus in their life?
If you can’t answer yes to these questions for you personally or for your church. Then there is something wrong!
“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” –Luke 15:7
Heaven is rejoicing because they are ENTHUSIASTIC about someone else walking around with Jesus in their heart.