I believe in the inspiration of scripture. And. There are times I violate the very things I know it says.
I believe in eternal judgment and hell. And. I am not as evangelistic as I should be. I don’t go out of my way to befriend non-believers.
I also believe in a loving and gracious God. And. I am not as loving and gracious as I need to be.
I believe Jesus is Messiah and Son of God. And. There are areas of my life I don’t give Him.
I believe the Holy Spirit indwells me. And. I do things not aligned with the Spirit’s holy presence in my life.
There are many other things that can be listed but I have to come to grips with re-aligning my life with my convictions. I can’t say and teach certain things without more effort to live aligned with my profession and confession.
What would our lives look like if we lived like we talked?
This is an integrity issue and that is quite important!
I am not tossing grace. God’s grace is sufficient. I have just been recently challenged in my own walk to try to live a more aligned life. A more integrous life. I know I won’t get it just right but I would like the alignment between belief and action to be a bit tighter than it currently is.
Is it just me?!?