Wednesday, July 7, 2010

some big steps

What are some of the biggest steps you have ever taken in your life?  Could be a move to a new place or a new job or all kinds of things.  Faith often calls us to take some serious steps and often what might be called leaps of faith.

As God gets ahold of our lives, we change.  That change is called sanctification where God is making us more and more like Jesus.  Steps we take are used by God and demonstrate that we have faith.  A lot like what we talked about early this week with unstoppable faith.

This weekend we are talking about even more steps as such that show we have courage to follow God.  The verses below are big steps we need to take ...

Because of this, make every effort to add integrity to your faith; and to integrity add knowledge; to knowledge add self-control; to self-control add endurance; to endurance add godliness; to godliness add Christian affection; and to Christian affection add love. If you have these qualities and they are increasing, it demonstrates that your knowledge about our Lord Jesus Christ is living and productive.

It says make every effort which means there is something you have to do.  Living like this demonstrates you are with Jesus in a living and productive way.  That is what I want but that also means taking some big steps.

Are we willing to take those steps?  There is a price to be paid.  There are things that we have to do and things we have to commit to so we will be more and more like Jesus.  Yes, God is in the mix.  Our obedience proves we follow.  God's work in and through us makes us more like Jesus.  It is time to take some big steps!

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