Friday, June 8, 2012

Square One

These words I speak to you are not mere additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundation words, words to build a life on. Luke 6:47 (The Message)

The truth that we hear from God is not supposed to be a supplement to the lifestyle that we are already living. It cannot be compared to putting an addition on our home. That concept doesn't change the fundamental root of who we are, but adds a bonus room for our pleasure & convenience. This is why people struggle with maintaining a commitment to God. We keep trying to fit it into our current life pattern and then wonder why it doesn't work. 

Living life God's way is brand new and requires a setting aside of old pretenses and patterns. We have to do the hard work of knocking down the walls we have built up over our lifetime and ripping up the foundation so that we can start fresh. Unless we go back to the beginning our commitment to Christ will be unstable and our faith unreliable. It's not too late to begin again and starting over is the only way to build a faith that will endure.

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