Biker Church, is there a more natural place to hear a testimony about a journey? In this case however, it wasn’t a road trip so much as a journey of Biblical knowledge from the head to the heart. Thank you Hoby Bruhn for giving me food for thought.
We as bikers have all been on long journeys but perhaps the longest journey of all is the journey we take when the facts about God, his character and his Word go from our head to our heart.
We must be careful however not to pit heart knowledge against head knowledge because without one the other is impossible.
We need to keep growing in knowledge and allow that head knowledge to change us and the way we live. There is certainly a difference between knowing about Christ in your head and feeling Him in your heart. That difference is indicated by how we live our lives.
To have “head” knowledge of Christ and what He did for us does not equal having a relationship with Him. To have a successful, meaningful and fruitful relationship with Christ is a lot like having a marital relationship. That union is not going to grow and prosper if you don’t put time and effort into making sure it does so.
When you neglect your earthly relationship it falls apart, why would we think our relationship with God would be any different? We are much more likely to be close to those we spent the most time with. I don’t know about you but I think that should probably be the one who created us!
John 15:5-8New International Version (NIV)
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.