2 SIDES TO THE COIN
There are so many Christians out there that seem discontented with their Christian lives. They’re unhappy with the Church they’re a part of and always seem to be looking for something else (new job, activity, relationship). This is because we will never be happy as Christians until we realize there are 2 sides to the coin of being a follower of Christ!
SIDE 1 – FAITH COMES BY HEARING! (Rom. 10:17)
We are to be active in going to our church that God has planted us in. If we don’t go and hear, we will never get some of the key things He desires to speak into us through the leaders He placed us under.
If we don’t spend real daily time with Him, reading and studying His Word, and spending real time in prayer, we will never get the specific understanding and revelation of Who He is, who He says we are, and what He’s specifically called us to do. We MUST spend intimate time with Him if we want to grow!
SIDE 2 – BE A DOER OF THE WORD, NOT A HEARER ONLY (James 1:22)
If all we do is go to Church and gather information from sermons and only receive, receive, receive, but never pour out, we will become stagnant and discontented. That’s because our walk is supposed to be an ebb and flow. Receive and Dispense!!!
The key to the other half of the joy and power (Living Water) that Christians are supposed to experience comes from you doing what God has asked (applying His Word in our daily lives), and giving out to others (Actually sharing with, teaching them, praying for, doing for them) first for the believers and then to the unbelievers!
Doing this not only causes THEM to grow, it’s what causes YOU to grow as well!!!
Doing this gives God the opportunity to use you to be His answer to somebody else’s prayer. It’s in these moments of doing that GOD MOVES!!! This is what The Book of Acts is, God moving through individuals doing in His Church!!!
This is what discipleship is and if you, as a believer are not doing this part, you will not be fully fulfilled as a Christian. You will simply be a selfish receiver.
You were created with certain gifts and abilities, a certain personality, and placed around certain people in your realm of influence so that you could pour yourself out there!!! Doing this will not be easy, but will light your fire and you will begin experiencing the Living water Jesus said would flow from you to others!!!
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