I Call It One Life!
Here are some of my thoughts and heart regarding living two lives – departmentalised or compartmentalised. I am grateful for the way I was raised. Maybe a bit ‘narrow-minded’ for some but nevertheless grateful. I see too many Christians having to wrestle with the tension between the secular or worldy aspect of their lives and their walk with God.
To me this applies in every aspect of life. Our choice of company, music, beverages, conversations, jokes, words we speak. 2 Corinthians 4:7 “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.” By the way, these earthen (clay) jars were used for storage and as “writing pads” (for messages, contracts, wills, etc.) – the treasure is His Word and the Covenant He entered into with Jesus on our behalf and that we have now become partakers of. We have this treasure within us as earthen vessels – it’s easy to defile the vessel and consequently the treasure. Then we wonder why we have to ‘grovel’ to get back the presence of God and the anointing in our lives.
I love the simplicity of Paul’s comment in Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Ask yourself how life is to you. How would you finish this sentence, “For to me, …to live is a bit of this, a bit of that, but mostly Jesus.” Moderation? I’ve heard so many people use that word. I am afraid that moderation in life leads to moderation in our commitment to Jesus. The display of God’s glory (His ‘doxeo’ – reputation) and His power (His ‘dunamis’) is what the world needs, not our ornate, decorated vessel.
We only live ONE LIFE!