When my boys were little, we often gave them silly-putty during church to give them something quiet to do. I’ve watched them pull, shape and twist it the way they want it to go, and then roll it back up into a ball and start over. Sometimes I think God does that with my faith. He shapes me, pulls me, twists me and occasionally rolls me up into a ball and starts all over.
Here is something He is challenging my faith with lately….
That teaching the Gospel without demonstrating the gospel is not enough. Good preaching, the right doctrine, and being a good person is simply not enough. Jesus requires that in addition to knowing him is also living like him.
No longer should I be satisfied with being a voice for God to the world, without also being the arms and legs for God too. No one will want to hear the message unless I live the message as well.
I don’t want my life or church to be anything like the church in Laodicia from Revelation 3, because we learn that we can be doctrinally sound and still be spiritually dead. So when it comes to doctrine, what good is having all the right answers, if you never live them?
God constantly shapes and works on my faith … How has God been working on you lately?
(COMMENT OF THE DAY: That Girl said… “I always pictured God as the guy making the pottery on the wheel and I knew that at my divorce, he had taken what I had become and completely squashed it. I hated having to be squashed but I was still made of the same stuff. He has been working for the past 12 years to shape me into something more useful and I hope that I will cooperate and be what he wants me to be. He may have to start all over with me again but I’m going to trust him to turn me into something really cool!”)