An Illustration of Life

Posted: January 21, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Sometimes we make life out to be so darn complicated and when it comes to right and wrong, good and evil, sin and righteousness, it’s not difficult at all. I got this illustration on my prayer walk one morning and I think it sets it up very nicely:

(Can’t see the illustration? Click here)

For the believer (at least) it’s pretty much this simple—God and sin can’t coexist. Therefore sin and God, good and evil, righteousness and sin are opposite sides of the same line, the same continuum. This means to go to one is to turn your back on the other. The two paths will never meet. To turn to God is to turn away from sin and to turn to sin is to turn away from God. Yes it really is that simple.

The problem is that we (even the strongest believers) find ourselves going in the wrong direction and often and that is NOT okay. Praise be to God there is a solution. He gave it to us when He gave us His Son Jesus Christ. Remember life is a continuum, you’re headed either in one direction or the other. So if you find yourself headed in the wrong direction, all you need to do is turn around. That turning around is called repentance.

Which direction are you headed? If you’re going in the wrong direction, the solution is really easy.

Turn around.

Comments
  1. Rob Ross says:

    Really liked the way you illustrated this truth Dave. Excellent job.

    • amokarts says:

      Thanks Rob, I had a great time with this one. It came on a prayer walk. Some time when you get a chance, tell me more about Oikos.
      I’m always looking for great ministries to collaborate with.
      God bless,
      Dave

  2. Amos says:

    I like the picture of the turtle holding a sign of repentance. Surely it is a small thing that can be done to receive something larger in the end. Thank you for drawing this picture.

  3. Great picture of life’s choices!

    • amokarts says:

      Thanks Vonda. It’s one of those things that I loved from the time it came to mind on my prayer walk. People sometimes people give me credit for having great ideas but if it weren’t for those prayer walks, I’d have nothing.
      God bless,
      Dave

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