This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Work the words into your life
It's who you are, not what you say and do, that counts. Your true being brims over into true words and deeds.
"Why are you so polite with me, always saying 'Yes, sir,' and 'That's right, sir,' but never doing a thing I tell you? 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.
"If you work the words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who dug deep and laid the foundation of his house on bedrock. When the river burst its banks and crashed against the house, nothing could shake it; it was built to last. But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don't work them into your life, you are like a dumb carpenter who built a house but skipped the foundation. When the swollen river came crashing in, it collapsed like a house of cards. It was a total loss."
Next to this passage in my Bible I have written;
Church and all of Christianity is about what you are not what you do. Start building your house on these words and all the teachings of Christ and your life will be pleasing to God. It wont make this life easy, but you will be building your home in heaven.
It is not enough to just do something because it is right, we must also be doing it for the right reason. We can not just do what Christ commanded, we have to work these commandments into our life so they become a part of who we are. Are we striving to be Christlike? because Jesus never did anything just because it was the right thing to do. He did what he did because not doing would require him to be different to what he was, God in human form.