Iceburg Christianity…

I have always loved this picture and although I think it has been proven to be a doctored photo that does not affect my illustration today.  You will notice that in this photo you can only see about 10% of the whole, while the rest would remain unseen under the surface of the water.  I feel at times that this is a great picture of Christians in our churches today. 

When we come to God there is about a 10% part of ourselves that everyone can see and this 10% is the part of our lives we normally change.  We begin to come to church, maybe we stop swearing, or smoking, or what ever, but there is this whole huge thing below the surface that we never really let God get to because it is below our line of vision and if no one can see it isn’t that important.

            The church doesn’t really help in this area, we tend to focus on the surface, superficial issues in a persons life.  We have this hierarchy of sin where we put certain ones on top that are more important to preach about than others, and in reality they are the effects and not the cause of our issues. 

            Gal 5 tells us what the fruits of the spirit are  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,             If, instead of focusing on God’s gifts and blessings, we focused on becoming more like Christ and walking in the fruit of the Holy Spirit, I believe all of the under water things will be taken care of and the above water 10% will be taken care of by default. 

 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 24 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 23longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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