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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Don't Make The Gospel A Part Of Your Life, Make It Your Life

Don't Make The Gospel A Part Of Your Life, Make It Your Life-Frequently in life we hear that we need to make the gospel a part of our lives. While this is definitely not a bad thing to do a wise man once told me "It is not enough to make the gospel a part of our life. We need to make our life the gospel." Now what exactly did he mean? It means we don't go about doing the things of the world and then try to pick and choose gospel principles to try to apply to our life. While this is better than doing nothing it is still not the strongest way or path to take.
      The best way is to have every action, decision, and thing we do and say in our life centered on the gospel. Let's look at the bible story of the wise man and the foolish man to help us understand this. As the story  goes the foolish man built his house upon the sand. The rain came....goodbye house. The wise man built his house upon the rock. The rain holds strong. What was the difference? Weren't both striving to build a solid house? Don't you think they both tried to incorporate good masonry, framing, roofing, and other building skills? The answer is yes. They were both using the same tools and ideas to build their houses the difference was one had his house built and centered on a sandy foundation while the other was centered and built on a solid rock foundation. How does this happen when both were striving to build a solid house?
   Let's look at another example, this time a real life example. Let's say every week we go to church. Once in a while though there is something fun and wholesome out there that takes us out of church, whether it be a camping trip, baseball game, etc. Like was stated all are wholesome activities that may even be incorporating gospel principles, like spending time with our family, but missing church to do so isn't really focusing on Christ and His gospel.
   It all comes around to our decisions. Do we strive to be obedient or do we have selective obedience? When a decision is placed in front of us do we always make the gospel oriented choice because we've chosen to make our life centered around the gospel or do we waver? This will be the difference in claiming all of the blessings our Heavenly Father has to offer, or part of them. Let us all try to not only make the gospel a part of our life but make it our life. Great blessings will follow as we center and build that foundation on Christ. This I can promise you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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