Monday, January 5, 2009

So Near Yet So Far!

18 inches is the short distance between your head and your heart. But for some it may as well be 18 miles, for their intellectual understanding of Christ never makes that journey to the depths of their heart! Their walk remains theoretical, rather than experiential! Having a form of godliness, but denying its power to radically change the inner man - conforming him to the image of Christ - and causing him to bear much fruit for the Father's glory!

We are called to examine ourselves to see whether we are in the faith! To test ourselves and see whether our faith has substance and life - or whether it is simply a matter of unfruitful speculation and mere talk! To see whether we are, in fact, putting off the old self and putting on Christ and bearing fruit, good fruit, much fruit!

Don't miss salvation by 18 inches!


Shannon Jacobyansky said...

I love it...great post again!

Hey, can you do me a favor? A young man visited my blog. I in turn went to his. His most recent writing is about love...ability or emotion? I would love for you to respond to his writing from a Christian man's prospective. I have answered his question in the comments after his post, but think you might offer a better understanding than I as man to man. His site is...

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Sam said...

Hi Shannon. Thank you for your kind encouragement. I have stopped by Leo's blog and posted a response.

Shannon Jacobyansky said...

Thanks Sam! I read your response to Leon. It is beautifully stated! I knew you would do a wonderful job responding!

Even though we are half a world apart, you are still my brother in Christ! Isn't that a wonderful thought! I look forward to meeting you one day in heaven where we will be able to talk at great length about our awesome God!