Monday, 11 June 2012

A GAME OF MAKE-BELIEVE

Colossians 1:10"And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,.."

As Christians, we are either growing in the Lord or going backward. That doesn't  leave much room in between. It is like true love: it either grows or die. Love simply can't standstill, and neither cab our walk with Christ. No wonder the Bible makes growth such a critical issue. Again and again the writers of the New Testament implore us believers to keep moving higher, wider, deeper, and stronger. Listen to a few of them.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.-- Ephesians 1:17

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,--Philippians 1:9

This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God's wonderful grace.--Colossians 1:6

Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity..--Hebrews 6:1a

Can you sense the urgency???? It goes on and on and on really there is just no room  for passivity in our Christian faith and walk. This clearly teaches us that, life in Christ is one very long string of action of verbs: grow, praise, love, learn, stretch, reach, put off, put on, run, produce, stand and fight. A healthy life will always show itself by progress and increase. Anything else begins to look like death. So now how can you and I tell if we are growing? Lets ask ourselves a few simple direct questions.

Is my sense of sin becoming deeper?
Is my hope brighter?
Is my love more extensive?
Do I love the Lord Jesus more?

If you can say a hearty yes to these questions, then you are on the growing side. If not, then you are doing worse than standing still.............you are moving backward. So wake up!!! There are grave things at stake here. Look, if your foot had gangrene, you would submit to a severe operation, possibly even amputation to save your life. In this case it is our spiritual life at stake. If we in any way think we are standstill Christians, we are just playing a game of make-believe.

Memory Verse
I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life.--Deuteronomy 30:19

2012 By Enyonam Gbekle. All rights reserved.

No comments:

Post a Comment