The Danger of Shallow Faith – Part 2

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1

We live in an age of staggering compromise, and it has invaded the evangelical church in America. Modern day “Christianity” in America hardly even resembles actual New Testament living.

Shallow: lacking in depth of knowledge, thought, or feeling. Webster’s Dictionary

God has called us into a deep walk with Him. Many in today’s Church need to realign their life or lifestyle with the truth revealed in Scriptures.

What are some of the issues that may be limiting our life in Christ? I encourage you not to be comfortable with your current understanding of God. Always press in for more! Those who hunger and thirst will be filled. There is a fire that God wants to ignite and rekindle in us to search out the mystery of His will. Paul was given insight into the mystery of Christ. His passion was to enlighten every person to this divine mystery that was hidden for ages past until now, and kept a secret in the heart of God, the Creator of all. –Eph. 3:2-9

When we as Christians look and act just like the rest of the world (and a lot of us do) with a little “God-talk” thrown in for good measure, our faith is not only shallow but mostly likely nonexistent. We say we have faith–we may sing worship songs on Sunday morning in church and maybe listen to the sermon that may or may not be relevant to living life the way Jesus intended for us to live it–but the proof is in the way we live our lives the rest of the week. Ah, “there’s the rub,” as Shakespeare once stated. We really don’t treat our family, friends, or our enemies any differently then the rest of the world does, and “sacrificial living” isn’t even a part of our vocabulary let alone our lifestyles. Usually, we just want “more” of what our culture offers us, especially in the way of money and material possessions. And, our “faith” is really in ourselves or in any number of other areas that take priority in our lives. And that is a very dangerous place for it to be.

God promised to reveal this mystery to those who seek Him.

“the importance of standing boldly against spiritual and moral slumber” and “see the importance of remaining awake in the face of constant temptation and distraction.” You will also “discover the spiritual awakening and change the Holy Spirit can bring to your life as you surrender completely to God and walk in a deeper faith” 

A. W. Tozer

I pray that you will be blessed and challenged to grasp the very depths of Christ as to persevere in faith!

With You In Christ,

Dr. A.

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