Editorial: Walking the True Line of Faith
April 22, 2010
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As a student who has attended a Christian school my entire life, I have both witnessed and experienced one of the Enemy’s most destructive attacks on students. The strategic weaponry he chooses, although fatal, is not all that creative. It is a corrupt line that starts with a true point but curves into nothingness at the end.
Time after time, Christians have fallen prey to the mundane routine disguised as Christianity, and before he knows it, what was supposed to be a loving, passionate relationship has becomes a stale, lifeless label. This lukewarm Christian, as pastor and author of Crazy Love Francis Chan describes him, is “continually concerned with playing it safe; they are slaves to the god of control. This focus on safe living keeps them from sacrificing and risking for God.”
Oftentimes, these “good kids” who attend church regularly, participate in countless service projects, and are maybe even in the Word daily seem to settle rather than strive toward God’s greatest and best for their lives.
Why would we prefer a passive faith than becoming radical revolutionaries for Christ? Why would we become apathetic toward our daily walks with Him and allow the things of the world to choke up the fruit in our lives? Psalm 34:8 says to “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” I question whether we have truly tasted who God is–wouldn’t we be craving more of Him if we had?
Somewhere along the so-called path of following Christ, we have missed the point, and the line once straight, has so many dots we don’t know which way is up…or down. My prayer for you and for all of CCA, is that genuine, sold-out disciples for Jesus would be produced and that many would rediscover the beautiful love He has for each and everyone of us.
Let’s get back to the basics. We can start by repenting of a sin that’s been ignored for too long and then continue by making a decision to fully surrender our lives to the Lord to the point where we are “determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). Of course, there will always be times of spiritual dryness, for God does not promise an easy life of mountaintop experiences, but regardless, we must stand firm and walk the true line of faith.