There is a delima we are facing as Christians. The term “Christian” has become watered down, denominate, and trite. We’ve compartmentalized God’s power by our divisiveness. When we say we are Christians, yet cannot agree with one another, something gets lost in translation. We are painting so many different pictures that it’s coming to the place where “anything goes”. The thread of the common integrity of God is laid bare and the fibers of Godly character worn. The line between right and wrong is clouded.
Christianity has become not so much about Jesus as it has about our preferences. I’ve said this before and I think it bears repeating that we can have as much of God or as little of Him as we want. And here lies the real delima… in this, we run the risk of becoming generic.
To say “I believe in God.” simply isn’t enough anymore, especially when saying it demands nothing of us.
After the elections, I was driving to work after having been up most of the night. I admit, I wrestled with God over the outcome and I was grieving a loss on many fronts.
I found myself asking God out loud, “What would Christianity look like if words alone could not prove that we serve You God? What if we didn’t have words but merely action? What if what we say has no bearing but only what we do?”
For the first time, the reality settled in that the Lord had come to draw the sword. (Matthew 10:34) I felt a swift cut and nothing would be exempt from circumcision. Not my home, my family or my friendships. I was left with an awareness that He meant it when He said “If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine.” (Matthew 10:37)
The sword of the Lord is being released in this hour and it is this very sword that will bring a distinction and if we will allow it, it will cut ties that have been binding us, cords of limitation and will most certainly release us into our destiny.
We are going to be challenged in the coming days to love God like never before. We are on the path to discovery. “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”, Matthew 10:39