It has become my mantra of sorts…
“If what I teach does not invade and transform the moments of my own life then I am missing the point.” ~lara williams
If what I teach only graces my lips in front of a group of ladies and never affects how I “work out my own salvation,” then I’m missing it. I’m missing the abundance rightfully mine in Christ.
when if I were to grab a toy out of my kids’ hands while saying, “Don’t grab toys from people!” Then, yeah. Somewhere we have a breakdown.
He wants freedom for us. He desires we live the fullest life. He sent his own son to die an excruciating, humiliating death to redeem us, while we were still his enemies. He loves us beyond all human reason. And he graciously guides and pierces through his sweet word.
Studying his word is crucial, necessary, and right. Edifying others with his word is our call. But if his word isn’t meeting us in our own moments with our kids, or affecting how we treat our husbands, or challenging us beyond our comfort zones, then we are missing its power to heal and transform our own lives. We’re missing the point.
Let’s just be really real. We are all on this journey. We are all in process. We all speak out of our selfishness at times and react in our flesh. We all need his grace and mercy to fall on us. But none of us have to stay where we are. In Christ, the old is gone and he has new things — freedom things — for us to experience.
Pray with me that he will reveal areas of discrepancy in our daily living. That he will open our eyes to things that need purging. Let’s dare to ask him to show us, through his word and through his Spirit, places that need his touch.
Sending love to you, friends.
How do you stay diligent, allowing his word to invade your own daily moments?
How have you struggled with the discrepancy?