This Prayer Crime line of bold christian t-shirts at www.livingepistles.net is a powerful tool for sharing your faith. The famous missionary James Elliot once said, “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.” Wise words, but what on earth was he referring to? I suspect that Jim Elliot knew intimately the words of the Apostle Paul. “Why do we stand in jeopardy every hour?” Paul said, “I die daily.” (1 Cor 30,31)
Jesus explained this basic spiritual truth like this – “If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if give up your life for me, you will find true life.” (Matt 10:38) Wait a minute, you may say, not everybody can quit their day jobs and run off to risk life and limb in the jungles of some third world mosquito infested jungle!
Right you are, but check this out. “If you live according to your human nature, you are going to DIE; but if by the Spirit you put to death your sinful actions, you will live.” (Rom 8:13) Paul wrote, “Those who belong to Christ have crucified their own sinful selves. They have given up their old selfish feelings and the evil things they wanted to do.” One of the ways we die to self is through prayer. The tag line on this bold christian t-shirt slogan reads, “If prayer is a crime, I’ll do the time.”
The fact is we can all die daily right in the line of the grocery store – we don’t need to go to Borneo. We can crucify ourselves at the office, at the gym, or driving down the street, all for the Glory of God. “In our bodies there is ever the mark of the death of Jesus,” Paul said, “so that the life of Jesus may be seen.” (2 Cor 4:10) So come on, put on your Prayer Crime line of Christian t-shirts for men and show off your boss to the world!