(un)Compromising [Introduction]: Narrow Gate
Things have been mostly quiet in the month of February here at The Well. As this month flies by (feels like yesterday when it started), I have been taking some time to meditate, read, and chew on all that the Lord has given me. This month has come like a missile aimed at my mind as I have felt Satan attempting to de-rail me off course (we will discuss the topic of spiritual war latter) When The Well began, I had these four main goals in mind...
1.) Reach a dying world with the truth of Jesus Christ 2.) Show others who have been hurt by religion that religion is not God 2.) To equip fellow Christians with the tools needed to focus and grow as children of God 3.) To serve as a hub for my ministry and be a "journal" that those around can see exactly what the Lord is doing with me
I state the previous to state this... I have began to feel moved to add another goal to The Well...
It's time to be Uncompromising Christians
This month, a peer told me this statement: "There are as much atheists and pagans as there are you [Christians]".
I became haunted by the statement... haunted because not only is this true, but
The numbers of false god followers completely outnumber the number Christians...
I think sometimes we forget this, I think that sometimes we get lost in our community and don't realize the reality of the scripture:
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." -Matthew 7:13-14
This quote is by Jesus himself, still many of us overlook this scripture. We all are mostly aware of it but have we truly thought about the real heart of it?
When I was given that statement by a peer, I was hit by the reality of "narrow is the gate". It also made me see something...
What did this make me see?
We have ALOT of work to do, not only in the world... But especially on ourselves!
So here at The Well, I am going to begin a new series that focuses on this reality. We MUST begin to truly become UNCOMPROMISING! We must not settle for less! We must not obey certain commandments of the word and ignore others. For I have been victim of settling for less and i have seen the damage it possesses. We must address and find the solution!
I pray that The Well brings humility and change to us all. I pray that we will find that,
In order for change to be done outside... Change must begin inside
"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom." -Proverbs 11:2
"Wisdom's instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor." -Proverbs 15:33
"Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor." -Proverbs 18:12