When I was young I was learning to swim on my back, and somehow when I was meaning to swim a width I ended up not seeing where I was going and being a few degrees out and suddenly realised I was right in the middle of the pool completely out of my depth. I have drifted into danger.
Sometimes we carry on as we are and not changing course we end up drifting into danger…
As Churches we carry on not reaching out or engaging with our community until eventual come to the place where we are no longer viable, and are closed.
As Christians we often drift in our faith only realising that we are just left with a series of habits and ideas that we have become familiar with, but the living dynamic faith that Christ wants for us is a long way away.
A challenge are we drifting as Christian Communities? Or are we drifting in our own personal walk with Christ.
Only a few degrees off from obedience over the course of time ends up as a long way of course.
Christians rarely just walk away from faith, often it is just a case of cooling off from God degree by degree?
It is not just about saying YES to God today, but rather everyday, each day, all the time…
Who or what is God calling us to be? Where is he guiding us, each step of the way?
The problem is we end up getting caught up in safe religion and comfort, lets keep fighting, keep on walking head towards the goad.
Forgetting what is past I press on to win the goal toward which Christ Jesus has called us.
Sometimes when we are together we need to show people where their current journey is heading… the realisation that if we keep doing what are currently doing we will keep getting what we currently have… Isnt it the definition of insanity to keep doing the same thing but expecting different?
Lets pray that we do manage to change paths from death to life… to new and dangerous, but Godly ways of life….