No serious baker would make a cake and leave out the flour. No serious cook would make soup and leave out the water. There are some things that require all the ingredients if it is to be made properly. Likewise, as we are being made into a people ready to be used by God, we too must have all of the required ingredients. Just as faith is partners with works and praise is partners with prayers, so too is vision partners with values. Vision without values is like trying to be Robin without the hood, Jay without the Z or Jesus without the disciples. You don’t have to look at any of these pictures long before you realize something is missing.
You and I are aware of the reality of heaven and hell, and we also know that in between the two stands a Savior. We know the truth because the truth has set us free. The truth has made us into new creations and continues to usher us into greater measures of strength and freedom every day as we sincerely follow Christ. We do not hold to a mere concept about God, we have the living reality of God inside of us. And so the question arises: Why is it that we, knowing the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, so often remain silent?
Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
Recommended Reading Matthew 23:11-12
When you think of an immovable object, what comes to mind? Perhaps the massive Rock of Gibraltar on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, or the Empire State Building in New York City? How about the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco? Some things have the ability to resist human effort; they are completely immovable by us.
I remember when we were thinking of living in Canada, the laws of that country stated that it was a crime to do something that would cause harm to another person, but neglecting to do something that resulted in another person’s harm was equally as criminal. Take a moment to think about that in light of the numbers of people in our generation who are about to perish without God. So many are living under the illusion that mankind can pursue his own objectives, follow his own reasoning, and still manage to arrive at some utopian end. Yet, in reality, the end that awaits those who choose to live without God is one of such terror that our minds cannot even begin to comprehend it.
EVENT: I want to invite you to a new and exciting event, the Shavah Rally. Shavah is a Hebrew word which means to cry for help. The term is first used in the biblical book Chapter Two of the book of Exodus. There we see the Hebrews crying out to God for help because they are being brutally oppressed by the most powerful nation on the earth, Egypt.