Monday, December 12, 2011

Living a 3-D Lifestyle

For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.  (1 Cor. 2:2 NASB)

   To effectively live a 3-D Lifestyle, we need to put into practice three qualities: Determination, Devotion, and Demonstration.

   Determination is defined as "the act of coming to a decision or conclusion, a fixing of one's position, to resolve or purpose to do something."  To my mind, the most outstanding example of determination was Daniel and his three friends.  "But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the King..." (Daniel 1:8a)

   Devotion is defined as "a state of being dedicated and loyal.  It involves religious fervor."  True devotion requires an intimate relationship with Christ.  That's why it is so important to find a place of solitude where time can be spent listening to the voice of our Creator.

   Demonstration is a quality that put Christ on display in the marketplace.  It's determining to put James' command to be "doers of the word" into practice.

   What kind of 3-D Lifestyle are you and I living?  Are we determined to show our devotion by demonstrating Christ to the world?

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