For some of us, our challenge is going to be to move from a life that simply looks for security to a life that longs for significance. Some of us need to move past looking to God for only the forgiveness of our sins, and begin to live lives that pursue God and to live in his pleasure.
There is a fine balance, as Christians, that we have to keep. We have to balance being in the world while being of the spirit. That means we have to know the world and be in it but not be part of it while we are part of the spirit.
In the world we live in today it is hard to do. Actually it’s always been hard to do but we didn’t sign up for an easy stroll.