Absorbing God Word
“If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.” 1 John 1:6
Applying God’s Word
It was April of 1987 and life was good for myself and my family. My wife and I were involved with our church, our daughter was attending a private school, we lived in a beautiful new home, we drove nice cars and my business was thriving. On the surface, it appeared as though we had found the secret to happiness.
The pressure to uphold that type of image was staggeringly difficult. I was like a racehorse with blinders on. I was only focused on my own goals, which left little room for God. Living that kind of lie kept me in the dark.
That April, I attended a Christians in Commerce retreat weekend. It was the first time I really heard the words in 1 John 1:6. They shook me up because I knew that I was not living the truth.
It’s been 35 years, this month since that first retreat. I’m still a work in progress, but the blinders are off and I’m running a different kind of race. I run for Jesus.
Accounting of God’s Word
Do I claim to be friends with Jesus but still walk in darkness?