As I sit here in Boone, NC attending my church's District Conference I am challenged by the theme of this year's conference, Going Deeper.
We must go deeper in our devotion to Jesus, our determination to seek Jesus, and our dependence on Jesus.
Rev. Mitchell Gregory, Pastor at Cary Alliance Church, shared with us last night from Colossians 3:1-4. We were reminded that we have been raised with Christ (this is a past event), we are hidden in Christ (this is our present status), and we will be revealed with Christ in glory (this is our future).
As we strive to live the Christian life, we often struggle with what that should look like and how we should define a true disciple of Jesus Christ. With so many people defining discipleship in different ways, it can at times be hard to know if I am truly living up to what is required as a disciple of Jesus.
With this in mind, I have come to firmly believe that the Christian life is simply living out what is true about us in Christ.
As you read Colossians chapter 3 you will soon notice that it is only after we are told about who we are in Christ that we are then told to consider ourselves dead to sin (v. 5) and put on Christlikeness (v. 12).
In other words we must understand who we are in Christ before we can begin to live out our Christian life.
Therefore we must go deeper with Christ. We must seek Him more earnestly. How does one do this?
Colossians 3:1-2 tells us that we are to seek the things above and not things of this earth.
The bottom line is that we are to live fixated on Christ.
Let's go deeper!