“Walking a Tightrope between Two Kingdoms 要在兩個國度之間走鋼線嗎？“（John 約翰福音 8:28-30）
So Jesus said, ‘When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.’ Even as he spoke, many believed in him.
Most Christians being caught in a trap like walking the tightrope between the natural and the spiritual kingdoms find no peace in either. As Adam’s children our lives on earth are subject to the limitations of the flesh and the weakness and ills to which human nature is heir. As God’s children possessing heavenly status we enjoy a higher kind of life in the Spirit and intimate fellowship with Christ! However, this dilemma has no biblical foundation. ‘I always do what pleases him’ was Christ’s brief summary of His own total life of offering accepted by God the Father making no distinction between act and act. We are called upon to exercise an aggressive faith, in which we offer all our acts to God with His acceptance. Let us learn to find God in all our simple deeds!
Prayer: Abba Father, many of us might have been trapped by this old ‘sacred-secular’ antithesis causing a lack of true faith and peace in Jesus Christ. It is easy to say, “I always do the will of the Father” when we only debate theological points. Thank you for reminding us that when this means going to the cross, it is entirely another thing to always do your will. Help us not to cultivate a false image of intimacy with you but to learn to find you in all our simple deeds! Amen.