The Standstill Christian

  • Jan. 5, 2012
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I’m Joni Eareckson Tada.  Did you know there's no such thing as a standstill Christian? We're either walking forward or backward in our faith... never standing still!  Never should we be in neutral – it's impossible to be in neutral; and if we are, before drifting, then you'd better believe were drifting backward! No one never drifts forward in the Christian faith. Again and again, the writers of the New Testament urge believers to not only walk in faith, but in the right direction. Philippians 3 says, "forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal of knowing Christ Jesus better." Other translations say that we need to press on and strive. There's no room for being passive.  Life in Christ is one long string of action verbs:  grow, reach, put on, press on, follow, run, weep, produce, and hold. And all of it? Brings us closer to Jesus Christ!

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