Thursday, May 24, 2012


We say we want to do church GOD'S way, but if we were doing it God's way we wouldn't be DOING church, we would BE the church He's called us to be.  We spend far too much time doing instead of being thereby rendering ourselves ineffective for the cause of Christ. 

Being the church
entails us living the way HE wants us to live and doing the things HE wants us to do.  You see, when we live a life where Jesus is the focus of all we do we will be living a life pleasing to Him.  The centrality of Christ should be of paramount importance in our lives.  Everything else is secondary to Jesus.  As we like like to say, "IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS!" 

Many people, today, find themselves at a crossroads in their spiritual journey.  They face the dilemma of wanting to BE the church as God intended, but they're not exactly sure how to flesh that out.  This is especially true in our day in which unbiblical expressions of the church are the norm.  We've become so accustomed to being told what to do and when to do it in the course of a church service that we no longer need to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Someone else will let us know what to do and when to do it. 

Most Christians, today, are so steeped in the ways of religion that they wouldn't even recognize God's way.  Religion as we see it today binds one up.  Religion, as practiced today, brings with it so many unbiblical man-made rules that no one could possibly live by them.  

Combine religion with tradition and you have a real mess on your hands.  You need a pry bar in most churches, today, if the people are going to do things outside the realm of what has become known as the normal or ordinary.   Most have a "We've always done it this way" attitude. Guess what?  Man's way is not working! 

Man's ways, man's rules, man's guidelines (or whatever you would like to call them) almost always brings with it a spiritual bondage.  This bondage hinders God's people from their effectiveness.  This bondage hinders the child of God from enjoying the freedom God intends on our spiritual journey. 
Who do you think is behind all this bondage of the Christians that we see today?  Any guesses?  Satan must be thrilled when a believer is bound up with religion and all the baggage that goes along with it.  That's one he no longer has to be concerned with.

I'm of the opinion when a child of God wakes up in the morning and his/her feet hit the floor, Satan ought to go running.  Just knowing we are walking in the Spirit and Jesus Christ is the center of our lives ought to make old smuttyface shake in his shorts!  (By the way, I always picture him with pink boxers with purple polka dots!)

What do you say we stand up and be the Christians - the mighty army of God - we've been called to be!   Let's make the devil shake as we resist him and cause him to flee from us! (James 4:7)   Let's do it in Jesus' name!

Until next time, enjoy the journey!


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