The Longest Trip You Will Ever Make
A good sub-title could be
"I Lost My Christian"
An announcer on the radio yesterday day was telling about how he and a friend were at a restaurant and even though the friend was a good Christian he got upset with the waitress for taking so long to get their food. It made me think of how often have I said or done something that would not meet up to my own standards as a believer.
Learning a principle on Sunday and putting it to use the rest of the week and month from then Can be a most difficult task. Yes I must admit, the longest and most difficult trip I make is OFTEN 18 inches; the distance from my head to my heart. The Bible tells us in James 1:
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Don't just read about it DO IT! And be still.
We should uphold one another to walk the standards they believe in, confessing our wrongs to each other so that we might change and make that 18 inch journey.
Oh yeh; Why the sub-tile "I Lost My Christian"?
When I used to "Work" for a living, I had a boss who I thought lacked in a lot of Christian aspects. We were the only two Christians working for his company. Because I was very outspoken I got teased a lot. Every once in a while I would loose control. On one such time I was very mad, when he tapped me on the shoulder and said "Did you loose your Christian? Don't worry, You can get it back."
What bothered me most was he was correct….. on BOTH accounts. I did Loose my Christian principles; and Christ did let me have them back… after I learned my lesson.
When was the last time you lost your Christian?
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