Greg King

Five Stones

Day #5 of 21 Day Challenge

Read: John 5 (the Message)

My Verse: You have your heads in your Bibles constantly because you think you’ll find eternal life there. But you miss the forest for the trees. These Scriptures are all about me! And here I am, standing right before you, and you aren’t willing to receive from me the life you say you want. ( v.39-40)

My Reflection: I once saw a quote that said most Christians know at least five years more scripture than they are actually applying in their life. The people in the church are quick to scream how deep they want the Pastor to take them in their knowledge of the scripture but aren’t as eager to apply what they are learning.  Almost every survey across the board has believers barely in front of nonbeliever’s from divorce rate, life contentment, money issues etc. Maybe going deep has less to do with head knowledge and more to do with heart application. I’m sure to the world’s eyes the people in this text were deep but in God’s eyes their faith was very shallow.

My Prayer: God forgive me for the times in which I knew how you wanted me to respond but choose a different way. Forgive me for the times that I have hidden in your Word because I was scarred to follow the path that yu had already laid out for me. In my teaching may I point people the one big idea that you have for them and then teach them how to go deeper in YOU….and that is how to apply your Word.

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November 20, 2007 - Posted by | Challenge

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