As I’m wrapping up our new small group & retreat curriculum for Student Life/NavPress, I’ve been reflecting on my own spiritual journey. The Way of Christ doesn’t leave any room for straddling the fence. There is no middle ground.
If I’m honest, I sometimes treat following Christ a lot like I would treat following someone on Twitter (if I had a Twitter account). It is enough for me to simply have regular updates of what He said. That is often the extent of our relationship. I “know Him” and “follow Him” because I have read something He said that day…
But if His words aren’t changing my life. If I’m not being transformed, I’m treating Scripture like a profound tweet or status update. Am I habitually looking to His Word? But more than that, am I responding to it. Is it changing me? Transforming me? Moving me into action.
It’s not enough to merely know what He said. It’s not enough to say I believe it. I have to live for it.
Take 3 minutes and to watch this clip of Francis Chan talking about the “new middle road” many of us try to walk… somewhere between the narrow and broad path Christ describes in Matthew 7:13-14.
(Video clip from the RightNow Conference – a great ministry to mobilize and equip church leaders)