Mark Affleck


April 30, 2020
Spiritual Growth

Sitting in our COVID-19 cages is “forcing” all of us to think about things that have been ignored for a long time.  

It has been a welcome exercise of enlightenment for me.
This morning when God took his director chair and called out ACTION for a new day, I pounded my coffee to focus the blurry frames in my viewfinder.
That’s when the subject of FAITH & BLURRED LINES popped into my head. No, not Robin Thicke’s controversial song released in 2013. My thoughts were centered on what I would call BLURRED-LINE FAITH.
Here is the song’s hook that my mind quickly began playing:
If you BLUR the lines between the world’s RULES and God’s RIGHTEOUSNESS, it will not be long before the lines DISAPPEAR.
People blurring lines to bury accountability to God.
People blurring lines to meet the desires of their life.
People blurring lines to hide in the “everybody’s-doing-it” crowd.
Living in a blurred-line world means we WILL step over them.
Each one of those wayward steps leads us to make UNWISE decisions. That reality should remind us that just because God allows us to make UNWISE decisions, he does NOT give us license to make them.
The bottom line is that there is a clear line. A line that needs to be maintained like a freshly-painted highway divider line.
The Apostle Paul calls this the OBEDIENCE OF FAITH (Romans 16:26) to remind us that God’s Good News must be obeyed.  

The Enemy has perpetuated an obscene trick on the world by teaching them (us) how to blur the lines between right and wrong. Good and evil. God and man.
We must not allow God’s line to be blurred.
I ask God to help me keep his lines from becoming blurred in a way that prompts me to step over them and away from him.  

Are you BLURRING any lines in your life right now?
“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” John 15:10–11


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