Friday, October 25, 2013

A Halfhearted Christian

Half Heart

Today I want to share with you on the subject of Halfhearted Christians. Before we go any further, let's get a working definition of what we are investigating.
Halfhearted: Exhibiting or feeling little interest, enthusiasm, or heart; uninspired (TheFreeDictionary.com)
Christian: following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
So, given those definitions, you can put it together and say that "A Halfhearted Christian is one who feels little interest, enthusiasm, or heart for following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ". That's pretty simple and to the point right? Well do you see the problem with this though? A halfhearted Christian lives as though they know about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They know Him on Sunday and when it is convenient for them, but become filled with amnesia when their walk is complicated by following Him. They may claim to love Jesus and can even quote scripture, but live in a manor where even the unbeliever takes notice.

Because you do not whole-hearted give your time and attention to Christ, the halfhearted Christian leaves themselves open to backsliding and confusion. James 1:8 say, "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways" (KJV). Guess what, if you do not serve God with all your heart then who do you serve? If your mind is not totally focused on Him, then the devil sees that as a prime opportunity to give you his card and say “Call me”. This can introduce both recognized and unrecognized confusion into your life.
1 Corinthians 14:33 says, "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints" (KJV). So, if God isn't your source of confusion, then you know that it is not of God. If you took the devil's card when you hit that low point (or high point) you opened yourself to choosing between two masters.
Romans 6:16 - "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" (KJV)
Romans 6:16 is saying that whatever you allow to become your master, you will become a slave to it. If you are a slave of sin then it is to the death, but if it is to obedience of God then you will have righteousness and everlasting life.

If you are confused, be confused no more! If you serve the Lord with all your heart, then He will show you what is right and wrong. There is no in-between on this matter. Either you are for God or against.....you're either hot or cold....you're either black or white on the matter......you get the point.

I wish to say that if you feel halfhearted about your walk with Christ pray and ask the Holy Spirit to show you the error of your ways. If you know someone who is living a halfhearted walk, then speak to that person. There are only two ways – with God and not with God. At the end of the day, you must choose. I may have shared this before but one prayer that I always pray is that the Holy Spirit be with me in all things that I do: the good things and the mistakes, so that in my errors I am shown the right way. If you can't choose, call on the Holy Spirit and He will help to direct your path. In closing I want to leave you all with Romans 8:38-39 and it says,
"(38) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, (39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (KJV)

Be blessed gang and have a great day!

Antoine E. Hall


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