I have been on a quest for a new “healthy” lifestyle. I want to be healthy. I want to have energy. I want to look good for my wife. I met with a trainer and he said the secret is simple… 30/70… I had no idea what that meant. I thought most of the results for getting healthy would be in my level of exercise. He told me that 70% of my results will have to do with how I eat. If I were to work out and not change what and how much I eat. I would see limited results. If I eat right and do not live an active lifestyle, I can become “skinny fat.” It is only when I eat the right stuff and live actively will I see the results that I want.
I meet people who do the right thing (help people, serve others, be kind, etc.). They are good people in their eyes but they do not spend time with Jesus. They often find an identity in what they do, instead of whose they are. They are the missing the best part of doing good, and that is why you do good. If you do good to feel better about yourself then get busy or think you can always do more, then you get stuck really fast.
Then I meet people who listen to 10 messages a week from churches all over the country. They make this their time with Jesus and are not doing anything for the kingdom. They are fat. They eat a lot but because they are not exercising what they heard, they…
James 1:22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
Information (feeding on God’s word) + Application (obeying God’s word)= Transformation
We all want the benefits of transformation. If we apply the wrong things or for the wrong reasons we do not get the transformed life. If we feed on God’s word and do not obey it we do not live the transformed life. It is only when we get alone with God, admit we need Him, listen for His voice, quickly obey it, and follow that process over and over again will we get to live in the fullness of the transformed life.
So what are you feeding on? What do you want to feed on? When, where, and what are you going to do about it?
What do you need to do? What act of obedience do you need to walk out? DO IT NOW!
Recklessly, obsessively following Jesus