Are You Desperate to See?

Jesus didn't die so we could have a religion.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Rappelling Ain't For Me

Why do we rarely meet the "real deal" person who is the same Sunday morning as Tuesday afternoon?

We are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. We are given wisdom through our Spirit. We live a fully free life when we make the decision to be transformed. We have to take the step to follow Jesus and then take the next step after that. We never "arrive". Going to church on Sunday mornings does not make a person a Christian any more than going to the bathroom makes one a turd. (I can't help it!)

I believe that people know what is missing from their Christian life. I think that people know why they feel a disconnect with God deep down. Because it would require them sacrificing something and taking the next step Christ has called them to and they aren't ready to do it. So six months down the road, they have slipped back down the cliff and they don't know why. They didn't reach their hand out when they got to the top because they wanted to go over the top their way and to their credit. Their trust didn't believe that by stretching out their hand and letting go of the safety that they felt would pay off in getting up to where they wanted to be. So as time passes, their muscles grow weak and they begin to slip. They start to slide down, inch by inch so slowly they don't REALLY realize they are moving until they can't see the top anymore.

Next time you are clinging to the rock, put your hand up to let go of your security in order to stand on the rock and have all the security you need to get above what you need to.


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