The Christian Practitioner
In the simplistic, yet so profound words of Christ, He said, “…No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). The complete essence of Christianity is embedded in the concept and idea of the elect of God, practicing the art of being His obedient children. The conception is driven by the tenants of action, movement, ambulatory, and mental service. The tone and tenor of the craft or vocation of the Christian saint, is actually deeper that the notion of practitioner. It goes beyond the title, but is carnally understood from societal perspectives. Paul boldly proclaimed, “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called” (Ephesians 4:1).
The medical doctor, psychologist, teacher, professor, artist, and violinist, all in theory, are considered practitioners of their occupation, vocation, and gift. Yet, from a worldly glance, one can be a practitioner in view, but not in heart, mind, and soul. From the holiness of Christ, He intends for His children to be practitioners in action, service, and heart. “…No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).
Jesus urges the children of God to continue the fight and practice of Christianity. The practice of the faith is truly from the heart and motivated by the love of Christ. “…No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). Remember the words of Paul, they indicate service and commitment. He said, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1-2). Remember, you are the clay In The Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save you today!