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  • David

    February 16, 2021 at 5:52 am

    I am not a “causal Christian” and I have learned that “ambition” does not work when it comes to reaching the goal of being “filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” or becoming a faithful follower of Christ. I agree with JD that the answer is not some balance between the two. I am not sure that we can fully reach this goal until the return of Christ. I know I am not there yet, but I keep faithfully pressing on day by day.

    The answer is in the way Jesus says we can be His Disciples. “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it” (Mark 8:34-35). We won’t reach this goal through self effort, we need to die to self effort and surrender to the Holy Spirit and be obedient to Christ by listening to Him and doing what He says. Lord let it be so with me!