The vast majority of evangelical Christians exist in an extremely shallow spiritual condition. The Church worship they experience is man-focused. The sermons they hear from the pulpit are specifically designed to offend no one. There is little if any mention of sin, the need for repentance or Biblical discipleship. Their shepherds are guilty of being more concerned with numbers rather than the health of the flock. To these ministers, size matters. The larger the better, therefore, they preach vanilla, seeker-sensitive, feel good sermons that attract those who have no use for what the Bible says about sin and its consequences. They design their Sunday morning worship service to entertain the goats rather than to feed the sheep. The flock's Bible knowledge is rudimentary at best.
God loves those who are His. If His sheep will turn their hearts back to Him in humility and repentance He will draw near to them. He will do a wonderful work in those hearts. He will lead His obedient and humble servants through the maturing processes which will grow them spiritually. His goal is for each Christian to be conformed to the image of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. This radical spiritual renewal will require the believer to learn to walk in the Spirit. He or She must learn how to use the full armor of God to withstand the attacks of the enemy. God's desire for His children is that they abide in Christ because only by abiding in Him can they live for His glory.
God drew me into this process in 2004. A few months later He drew me to write my first book, Walking the Walk by Faith. This book describes the maturing processesGod uses to mature believers from Baby Christians to Adult Christians then to Mature Christians. These processes work only as the believers "cooperatate" with God by obediently submitting to the Lordship of Jesus Christ through tests and trials. Walking the Walk by Faith helps the believer understand the necessity of waiting on God's deliverance while in the midst of adversity.
Please make yourself at home at my web site. Check out the page, All of Grace. It contains several of the scripture passages God used to turn my heart back to Him. This website is under construction so come back often to see how God uses this ministry. If you would prefer to send me a private message then click here. I have written some articles on spiritual growth and Church issues. I have also added many links to other people's articles that are useful to Christians hungry for the truth. To read them go to my blog Possessing the Treasure.
I pray that the the Lord will draw you to Walk by Faith all for His glory.
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Yours in Christ
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