By Karen Polich
Every one of us has an authority that speaks to our hearts. Who you value as an authority is essential. It is who you allow to shape and mold your life.
Pastor Michael Cook’s sermon series, We Are… continues to examine the core values of Albuquerque’s First Baptist Church. In our fellowship at AFBC, God’s Word is the authority and our foundation.
In our own lives, we need to look at who or what is going to be the authority. What is influencing you? Is it culture, friends, feelings, tradition, your up-bringing, reason and rationale? Where is your focus? If we are seeking to please anyone, it should be God. Our obedience to His Word establishes the foundation of our lives. Obedience is key. (Psalm 119)
Focused on two power-packed truths, Pastor Michael Cook asked, “Who or what will we choose to be the authority in our lives?”
Hearing the Word of God is not enough. The Word should transform us.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will. – Romans 12:2
Knowing the Word of God is not enough. At the heart of obedience is worship. At the heart of disobedience is rebellion. Partial obedience is still disobedience. We have a choice to make.
Could it be that God has something bigger in this world for us than ourselves?
Focused on doing our best to fulfill what we are called to do is at the core of who we are. For all, struggles will come but choosing God as the authority will create a heart of depth and obedience.
Is God the foundation of your life today?