~Wisdom From the Word~
Colossians 3:16-17 “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…”
by: Pastor Dennis Dodson |Vice President/ Treasurer
Seeds of Faith, Inc., A Non-Profit Ministry | email@example.com
I heard recently that a Christian lives somewhere between faith and
fulfillment. This is the story of our everyday lives. Once we come to faith in Jesus
Christ, we achieve his purposes through daily surrender and by the power of the
Holy Spirit. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me (Galatians 2:20).
What we do is based upon his direction and guidance.
Many want to base their relationship with Christ on an event that happened
long ago. They look back on a salvation experience. Many were saved years ago,
and don’t serve Christ, they are just waiting on the fulfillment of the promise, for
Christ to return. This is not biblical faith. True faith changes our daily lives.
Read Hebrews 11 and look at the actions of the individuals counted faithful. Abel
offered. Noah built. Abraham went out not knowing, sojourned in a strange land,
and offered his son Isaac. Jacob blessed and worshiped. Moses refused to be
identified with the world, rather choosing affliction with God’s people. He forsook
Egypt did not fear the king and kept the Passover. Rahab received God’s people.
Faith results in action.
Scripture tells us that between faith and fulfillment we are to walk daily as
Christ would if he were here (Luke 9:23-26). To follow Christ is to deny self, and
take up your cross daily. Wait expectantly, yes! But there is also a command to
follow and sacrifice for the cause of Christ. It is possible to gain many worldly
goods and lose yourself in the process. If the world causes us to be ashamed of his
word: He will be ashamed of us when he comes. Scripture is clear, it does matter
how we live while we wait on the promise to be fulfilled. The lives of those around
you depend on it.