This pull between Christianizing everything and owning our reality was summed up best by Rabbi Shaul (the Apostle Paul) who wrote in Romans 8:13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. This living by the Spirit sounds good, yet, how do we do that? How do we deny our wants, our perceived needs so that we, like Paul, can recognize the blessings that abound when...
Perhaps being altruistic will work for some. Others may look forward expectantly. I believe the answer is found in 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight. Applying my faith in the infallibility of Gods Word, I trust in the One who is my all in all.
Walking as a bondservant of Messiah is a choice. all are called. Some answer that call, and from that number God continues to ask if any will serve Him today. In Joshua 24:15 we read, "...but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord!"
Today it might be a good idea for you to ask yourself:
What do I value?
Does my life reflect my values?
Remember, what we think and do reflects who we are and who's we are.
Until we meet again may Messiahs Shalom envelop you, my friend.