Today’s post is a guest article written by Mark Lake. Mark is a brother in Christ who lives in Florida, and you can find more of his writings over at 3rdrace.org. Today Mark expounds on an article from last week pertaining to our God given rights. He unravels Galatians 5 and sheds a new light on it. I pray it blesses you. Leave him a comment below to let him know your thoughts.
Even before you were a twinkle in your mother’s eye, mankind has been under constant spiritual attack. Since we have generated a mindset of personal salvation, a personal savior, and my church, we have personalized our spiritual problems as well. While those attacks are more intense than one can imagine at times, the truth is, it’s not about you.
Leadership today has turned into a multi-layered, multi-billion dollar industry. You can get degrees, go to seminars, read books, or watch YouTube lessons on how to be the world’s best leader in theory. But leadership isn’t about theory; it’s about experiential relationships. The greatest leader that ever lived gave us four principles for leadership that cross the membranes of family, business, and community to leave lasting impact and change.
How would your life and spiritual walk look different if Jesus physically walked and talked with you every day; everywhere you went? Not only would it make a significant difference in the way you spoke and acted, but I believe your entire outlook on following Christ would be dramatically different. One secret to a deeper Christian walk is to practice the presence.
Yesterday marked a significant milestone in my life and my walk with the Lord. I have been thinking about this article since the beginning of the year, and I can’t believe it is finally here. Yesterday, on July 16, 2017 I passed the milestone of serving the Lord for 20 years. Here’s what that journey has looked like and 10 of the most important lessons I’ve learned so far.
Have you ever driven in to one of those communities where every lawn looks like it should be featured in a magazine? I love them and I hate them. I love them because I love lush grass, but I “hate” them because I have lots of weeds in my yard. Our faith, our lives, and the church are quite like those lawns.