Given January 22, 2007
Living the Christian life is a rewarding thing. God is so good and He loves us so much, we can’t even begin to imagine what it could be like, ” Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20“. Notice that I said what it could be like. Most Christians aren’t experiencing the life they could be or working for the Kingdom of God in the power that’s available. Why is that?
I think it has something to do with the “lite” form of Christianity. Most Christians have heard the plan of salvation, said “yes”, accepted the benefits, but are uninformed as to the hard parts; the parts that take daily work and sacrifice. “…having a form of godliness but denying its power. 2 Timothy 3:5“.
If we want to be the best we can be in God, we must be willing to pay the full price for it, not the bargain price! Too many churches are offering the lite version of the Gospel, the one that tickles the ears of the congregation but does not urge them to change. To be fully used by God, we must count the cost and step up and say, “Here I am God, use me. Your will not mine.” “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Luke 14:28“. It doesn’t take much just to be on the team but it takes a lot to get in the game and make a difference.