Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spiritual Couch Potato

My Utmost For His Highest
‘Simple active work and spiritual activity are not the same thing. Active work can actually be the counterfeit of spiritual activity. The real danger in spiritual laziness is that we do not want to be stirred up— all we want to hear about is a spiritual retirement from the world. Yet Jesus Christ never encourages the idea of retirement— He says, “Go and tell My brethren . . .” (Matthew 28:10).’ CHAMBERS
Do you know that it is possible to do Christian type things and not be right with God or even be a Christian?  Of course you do.  Do you know that many Christians would like to live the same life with the same priorities that the rest of their culture has and enjoy the benefits of Salvation?  I think you know that too. But that is not the life that we have been called to .. you know that too.  I am sure you have heard that only a small percentage of any church does most of the work of that church … But what about the rest?  They are riding the wave created by those who are actively pursuing the call of God.  “Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together . . . “ —Hebrews 10:24-25
We focus on the gathering together … and not on the stirring up.  Why is that in the Bible anyway?  Because God knows us and He knows that we need to be stirred up.  Are you a spiritual couch potato?  Where does the ambivalence come from?  I think it comes from a lack of personal devotion with God and an unwillingness to let go of things that you have decided offer more peace or security than you believe God can.  For most of us, letting go of them is a huge challenge.  I want to encourage you to trust God .. He will not fail you .. but you have to trust Him and let go.
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

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