JUST DO IT
(Supt. St. John's article from the March MN Matters)
"My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you've been given... You know your way around the faith. Now do what you've been taught. School's out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving." (Colossians 2:6&7, MSG)
The above verses contain a profound and timeless principle for living an effective Christian life. It reminds us that this business of living out one’s faith is not nearly as complicated as we sometimes tend to make it.
It is interesting to note that Paul’s remarks were not addressed to immature believers. In fact, Paul emphasized the fact that he was speaking to a conscientious group of people who were well-grounded in their faith. However, these individuals were apparently stuck on pause in some areas of their lives. Paul urges them to take appropriate action by reminding them that they have studied the subject long enough. He urges them to “Go ahead with what you’ve been given.” In other words, “Just start doing those things you already know you should do.”...Read More