We have an amazingly anointed youth pastor at our local church. Aaron Batchelor is able to minister in any setting, any age, and any group of people. I love him and his little family. If you ever have the opportunity to hear him in person, grab it wholeheartedly and determinedly.
In this short blog I share some of the thoughts he so illustriously preached in a message recently. It wasn’t just a sermon but a direct message to every listener.
Not even preachers can coast their way into heaven. “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway” (1 Corinthians 9:27). Therefore, I will separate myself to a holy lifestyle. Yes, obviously it means that there are some things we have to separate ourselves from as we have live this life of faith.
I don’t want to be like one of those in the multitudes, willing to follow Him for a feast but not a fast. I don’t want to be one willing to hear another sermon but not willing to make a sacrifice.
Nor, am I seeking for a miracle and willing to fulfill a mission.
My faith should have substance and evidence. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). There should be living proof to my living faith.
I will not fall prey to two myths about my faith.
Myth #1: I am a spectator in God’s divine circus.
Truth: He was training us to do what He did making us fishers of men.
Myth #2: I need more faith.
Truth: I need to activate the faith I have. The faith the size of a mustard seed has mountain moving potential.
I not only need more faith, but more faithfulness. Faith can begin in petition but grows in obedience. Lord, help me live by faith and live out my faith!