A “Moderately Important” Jesus
Have you ever felt sort of in between? The feeling that maybe you have one foot over there and one foot over here, but you haven’t committed to one thing or another.
I’m talking to you if you feel like an in-between Christian. Maybe you’re a “Sunday Christian, ” and you forget God the rest of the week. Maybe you’re a “Call upon God in the rough stuff” Christian, but think it’s all about your efforts when things go well. Or maybe you are just dipping your toes in the water when it comes to God. I can assure you; I’ve been all of these.
Jeremiah 10:23 says “I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.”
And Luke 9:24 says “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”
So in the words of C. S. Lewis, “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
This “moderately important” Jesus makes us lose out on the benefits He offers us in full surrender.
We lack peace as Christians who view God as somewhat important. We lack a wonderful counselor. We lack miracles. We lack a purpose driven life. We get off track. We put God up there in the sky on a chair in Heaven.
With this moderately significant view of Jesus, we forget that when we believe, our heaven, our joy, our peace, starts today.
Maybe you said an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot sinners prayer when you were twelve. Perhaps you haven’t felt a change in your heart. Maybe you’re a lukewarm Christian, not all in but testing out the waters.
I want to encourage you to believe today. Believe with your whole heart.
Believe, and your heaven starts today.