In Philippians 2:12, the apostle Paul makes the statement, “continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” I wonder how many people are only Christians from the neck up, or at best, from the chest up. Many believe the message of the gospel. It changes their way of thinking. Many have given their hearts to Jesus. Their values have been transformed. But I would guess that far fewer people have a Christian faith that goes all the way to their hands and feet. While many believe, only a few serve. Many claim to have the mind of Christ, but far fewer walk in humility.
How often is my faith like a gym bag that sits by the door? It is packed full of useful equipment, but it is seldom taken to the gym and actually used for exercise. How often is my Bible or testimony covered up by busyness, much like the treadmill in the corner that supports the laundry basket and dirty clothes piled on top?
I need to get back in the gym and exercise my faith. If Christ is real, I should allow him to penetrate and permeate every area of my life, not just my beliefs and values.