Does the fact that you are a Christian make a true difference in your life? So many Christians today live normal lives with just a bit of Jesus in them. Just enough Jesus so as to not make us look weird. Just enough Jesus so that he will not interrupt our lives. But if Jesus is who he said he is surely this is something we need to radically correct. If our lives are truly changed by what Jesus did on the cross surely our lives should show this difference.
As you know, I have been reading Francis Chan’s book Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit. (This will be the last time I blog about this book I swear!) read what Chan says about living life with a bit of God added in:
“Nowhere in Scripture do I see a “balanced life with a little bit of God added in” as an ideal for us to emulate. Yet when I look at our churches, this is exactly what I see: a lot of people who have added Jesus to their lives. People who have, in a sense, asked Him to join them on their life journey, to follow them wherever they feel they should go, rather than following Him as we are commanded. The God of the universe is not something we can just add to our lives and keep on as we did before. The Spirit who raised Christ from the dead is not someone we can just call on when we want a little extra power in our lives. Jesus Christ did not die in order to follow us. He died and rose again so that we could forget everything else and follow Him to the cross, to true Life.”
It is a challenge to live lives that are truly shaped by Jesus. Are you living the type of radical life that Jesus demands?
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