I thought of this topic while listening to a clip from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He mentioned a Grey world. A Grey people looking for a place of mediocrity. I thought instantly of myself first. Which is usually the wisest thing to do but not always the most pleasing thing to do in the immediate. However thinking about it I see where I and many times the church have put myself in a grey area as not to have an identity and not have a calling but more a task of things to be done that never are accomplished.
I think about Abraham going to top of the mountain in knowledge of what he was doing to his "only" son (take your son "your only son" only to be stopped by the grace of God by a horned animal a Ram. All of these visions flying into my head. What would have become of this if they had taken the Grey way. If their convictions had not been solid but placed more on feeling than revelation. Where would have Luther have been? Possibly he would have been dead before any change had come to the things that were occurring in the church would have been brought to attention. Where would society be if people only settled for the Grey but never had fine lines or a fine color to their thought.
As Christians we cannot play in the Grey but must embrace fine lines while still allowing ourselves a knowledge of the Grey. We must be approachable in areas that are not always "Godly" that usually fall in the Grey etc...Yet not be sold over to them. We must embrace the estranged and the lost and grey so that they might find life (color). Jesus Christ.
In watching The Chronicles of Narnia. I am simply reminded of the darkness of war. Many times shot in rough video and many times in black and white. Even the war of recent the video though in color my soul sees a grey and darkness to it all. Though I honor the soldiers who are and have died; war is not pretty. No matter how far you stretch your imagination.
Narnia was a place where once their was a decision of a child that it would open a door to a new place of mystery to most. A place of a war that was fought of a Paradise now turned to an Icy world. All because of the deceiving White witch and her desire to Rule Narnia.
A Child-like person Lucy foolish enough to believe revealed the real war which lie behind the Wardrobe. A Wardrobe being the choice of Salvation and Narnia being that new world in which GREY is not a choice. But sides must be chosen or you will surely become prisoner or yet worse Cold stone.
Much like the battle we enter as Christians we need our sword and our spirit to survive this world and much like the children who followed Lucy into the wardrobe People follow our wonderment out of desperation when they get into a Jam (baseball going through the window). But yet again stumble into the same place of Salvation. Some stay, some Go. Others try and deceive others that there is no such place. When in fact we know because we have been there.
Nanria is this depliction much like C.S. Lewis other characters in "Mere Christianity" that there must be a decision in this world. In this time a Lighter Shade of Grey will not due. We think by simply becoming quieter that the fact of the real world and war will go away. But the war the battle of the faith rages on and always will till Jesus comes back and even then an even greater war will be fought.
We do not defeat the inadequacies of this world by believing there is no such place.
That the war does not exist. To many outside of the Kingdom of God there really is no such place as only in the mind of fickle man. But to the saved this place is very real. Because the place of Narina to man is very real. A need for redemption as well as like Lucy a sacrificial desire to proclaim it and show it to their loved ones.
You cannot live it out quietly if you so choose in hopes of not destroying your testimony all you will do is dilute the meaning more for others who are proclaiming it. If one person in battle is fighting with their all and someone within the same rank is not. It is very clear that those around the Lighter shade of Grey will not fight as hard could possibly die and loose the GREAT battle.
We as Christians if we so love the people like God. "to love one another" will proclaim. Will believe and will fight on knowing that it is Gods will that the love of denying oneself is greater than any other love.
So you may not feel well. You may be at risk of loosing your Job. Possibly a friend but is it better too loose them to the White Witch (Satan)? As clearly as this message has been and will be for all the worlds time. Many will dilute it. Pollute it and call it something else. But the message is very clear for people who clearly want to see it.
My plea. Is not the case of Narnia. But not to live your life as a Christian quietly. If you do the people you profess to love will only be reflected and the true love will be revealed in your desire not to show them the truth of the Way. Of The Lord Jesus (Aslan) and his redemptive death on the cross.
It is clear God is sending a message and has been for some time. As a Christian do your duty and through away the lighter shade of Grey. Quieter is no better. Smaller is not more worthy. True we must be humble but unto others of our own accomplishments. But Paul boasted in the things of the Lord and NEVER was ashamed or felt prideful in doing so. For if there be any Glory. If there be any proclamation. If there be any claim to fame. Let it be Jesus Christ - Our Lord and Savior. The "Lion" of Judah.
The Purpose of This Site
Once this site was just for me. It was a personal blog, journal or diary of my journey with the Lord. However one day reading it I found that this could also be a real testimony to the world. Evangelism is my heart. Jesus is my life. This is my real account of my Christian walk and revelation that I share with you. In all things take them to scripture. I do not claim to be an expert though I study, research and seek the truth daily. My purpose it to stir your heart towards the Heavenly Father so you can pursue your own Journey with the lord through his word and in spirit.