So often we get taught not to go into extremes. And let me tell you I feel that that is a good advice for many areas of life!
However there is an area of life that affects every other area, where I feel this is not the right way to go about.
Let me tell you a story:
There is a guy walking on a high broad wall… taking a stroll during a beautiful summer day and enjoying the landscape around. On the one hand side of the wall there is a beautiful forest… tall conifers, shade underneath and meadows in between the trees. The other side shows a beautiful open area… a fantastic view… open grass areas… an occasional old oak tree. So breathing the summer breezed air, he enjoys every moment of it. Then he comes to a place on the wall…a guy sitting on a rock smoking a pipe on the forest side… an ongoing party on the other. The guy sitting on the rock in the forest seems calm and relaxed. The people having a party on the other side …they are just different. It seems to be a party with joy…I mean true joy, love and peace at the same time. However when they see the guy on the wall, they come over and ask him… almost plead with him to come down off that wall and join them. That seems strange to him, as they seem to have a great time without him already… and he thinks it strange and so he asks the guy on the other side about this: “Why is it that those having a party on the other side plead with me to come and join them and to come off this wall. And you are sitting here all at rest and don’t even feel the need to invite me to come and join you?” The man replies: “I own the wall.”
The bible is very clear that in the heavenly realm there is no grey area. If we do not decide to be FOR God, then we are against Him.
Many people are deceived by thinking a moderate and liberal view on Christianity is the best way to go about. Let me tell you… Jesus wasn’t liberal or moderate. Our GOD is a holy God, a God of love but also a just God. He is creator, so He sets the rules…and they have been set.
You have to decide. No one can decide for you…no one should push you into a decision you don’t want to take…but by deciding not to decide…you are already making a choice.
Decide whose side you want to be on…decide still today…think about it earnestly…be honest to yourself…and when you make a choice…make it wholeheartedly!
Many Christians think they have chosen already… if you are a Christian… look at your life. Has your choice changed your life? Do the people around you notice you are different? Do you fear GOD, or do you fear man? Is your life a sanctified life?
God bless you!