Christianity is a PERSON, not a procedure; the LORD, not a list! Not church attendance, not Christ- like qualities, not good works, not the Christian "to-do list" (which may vary depending on the group and "camp" you are in)...
Not evangelism, not mission trips, not a quality "quiet time," not Scripture memorization or Bible study...
Not spiritual disciplines, not prayer, not fasting, not obedience, not miracle-working faith...
Not ______________________ (you fill in the blank with your favorite supposed "godliness-producing external" activity).
The LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God!
He is God's AMEN and total sum of all things!
During the next week at A Branch in the Vine, we'll be sharing sections of devotionals by Henri Nouwen, Watchman Nee, and others that reveal the Treasure who indwells us by faith in His Stellar Self, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
...the glory of God..is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure.This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 NLT
Stay tuned and be ready to reflect on our Lord Jesus, the Father's All in All. May you begin to see those spiritual activities fall into perspective, and maybe some will even fall away, in light of all HE is...EVERYTHING and anything you will ever need!
For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. Colossians 2:9-10 NLT
May this become your equation for life:
JESUS + nothing = Everything*
*from the title of a book on Colossians by Tullian Tchividjian