Dan’s comment: A good word considering all the finger pointing that goes around when the focus becomes imbalanced. When we become so focused on one aspect, we forget about God’s call to glory. God desires our faith so that we can do the good works He has for us. But faith is dynamic, always there to empower the works that we’ve been assigned, if you call on it. Or as Ben hinted, sometimes that faith requires you to sit on your butt and wait it out, what ever it is God is requiring you to wait for.
Today, I had a very enlightening but frustrating encounter with some Christian friends of mine. I really love these people, but our conversation about living radical left me with a bad taste in my mouth and a heavy burden in my heart, a burden that weighed down the joy of a free and forgiven heart. I felt like Jesus–who promised, “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)–was quoted as having said, “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will point out more areas where you are weak and heap further burdens on you and then chastise you for not being at rest.”
I love these Christian friends of mine, but I left feeling as though “faith” had become a matter of “works” for them.
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