When you sit down with Christian leaders, the question that must be asked is, "How's the church?" Don't worry, it isn't a prying question. However, Erin's mom Tammy asked it a little differently this time. "How's the church, is it healthy?" To which I said, "Good Question - NO!"
Now I can go into a long dissertation about what a healthy church is, but this blog isn't about the church - it's about you? Are you healthy?
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This is what you would call a good news and bad news verse. Bad News: Sin will always kill you, Yikes! Good News: But Jesus can save you from that awful ending. So when I say, "Are you healthy?" You're probably thinking, no - not really (AKA Bad News). But here's the Good News. You don't have to stay that way. Bad news has a way of getting our attention. It is the catalyst that we need to make healthy choices with sometimes. Sometimes bad news is good news.
#1 - You can change your lifestyle for the better.
#2 - You can change your mind. You can choose to think better.
#3 - You can change your faith (or lack thereof). You can choose to believe better.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to make better choices today. I want to change. AMEN.
Oh, and about the church? Don't worry - we are making better choices. We're getting healthier every day.