Tuesday 23 Jan 2018
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John 6:49 -50

Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.

 

It is all about a shift in attitude

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One of the facts, about the Christian faith is that it is not only a walk of regeneration but also a walk of transformation of the whole being, starting from the inward regeneration of the human spirit, progressing onward to the renewal of the mind evidenced by it's outward manifestation.. It is a walk which without any shred of doubt, demands a change in the life of everyone who has been called into it. I don't think many believers would argue against this, both the ones who have embraced the requirement for change as well as those who are struggling to submit to it would agree that the call to faith and subsequently the walk of faith is a continuous, life transforming process.

As a result of this, we can go on to argue that anyone who is not touched by this the demand , even if it means to struggle trying to cope with the demands, such a person it can be safely argued is yet to experience the call into the true Christian faith. Note carefully what I am saying here, I am not implying that only those who have become transformed have experienced this call, I have included as well those who are struggling to make the change. This is so because the struggle comes as a result of the change that is demanded. And because this demand for change constitute an essential part of the faith walk, we can safely add to the argument that it (the change) is one of the criteria that can be used to measure our growth and maturity in faith.

As believers we can measure our level of growth in the faith , not by how many services we've attended or how many sermons we have heard, not by how many years we've been going around as believers, neither is it by how well we know the scriptures. We cannot determine the level of our growth by the position we hold in the Church, nor by how well we can pray, none of these can and should be used as the yardstick for measuring the level of our growth in faith. So what is acceptable then? The answer is found in our attitude and how much impact the word of God has contributed towards changing it. We can measure these attitudinal shifts in many areas of our faith walk and we would be looking at a number of them here.