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Ascend The Hill

February 17, 2019 • Clay Everett

There are a lot of options to gather our life around. We can look to our success, ambition, self-sufficiency, comfort, and convenience. We can pour our time and energy into our desires, wants, strengths, plans, and way. The reality is we can even make the Christian life about a lot of things it shouldn’t be. We can focus on rules, religion, performance, service, or attendance. We can gather around our parent’s faith, our pride, our knowledge, as well as checklists and to-do lists. The Christian life is meant to be pretty simple. To live our lives for Jesus, we must gather our lives around Jesus. Jesus never gathered people around Himself to keep them there. Jesus always gathered people together in order to send them out. As a follower of Jesus, we have been sent out with a purpose - to know God and to make Him known.

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When we reflect on the growth and transformation we hope to see in our lives, we can quickly forget the importance of staying connected to Christ. Disconnection leads to futility. Scripture backs up this point. Jesus says that if we remain connected to Him we can accomplish great things, but apart from Him, we can do nothing. God honors our effort when we rely on His strength. To remain is to be and to become. Relational disciplines are the way to stay in a place of trust. They are outside forces designed to help support the work on the inside. They serve as placeholders that allow our heart to catch up to our actions. They provide sufficient strength for the moment in the moment. What we remain in is what we become a disciple of.