Summary: Our walk with God broken down into a simple geometric shape that will bring us closer to Him or leave us stagnant
Allow me for a moment to attempt to condense the entire Christian life and experience into a simple geometric shape. I wish to speak to you about a circle, not just any circle but the perfect circle, of Our walk with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. No I’m not talking about the movie “the perfect storm” rather something greater than a convergence of air and water but of the perfect interconnected unity of what I call the perfect circle. Now I will begin to paint you a picture. Imagine a circle at the top was the word “Relationship”, and upon the right and the left the words “Faith” and upon the bottom the phrase “The Word of God” (or “The Bible”). All of these are dependant on another in our walk with God and we must have all in order to achieve motion. Remove either relationship or the Word and you are left with a stagnant pyramid of either legalism which lacks relationship. Or a stagnant pyramid of Lawlessness which has no Word (biblical truth). Remove Faith and it all collapses into the dust of dead religion, according to 2 Timothy 3:5 “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof” or as the Lord said in Mark 7:13 “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.” However when all is in order you have perfect spiritual perpetual motion.
Allow me to deconstruct this . I will begin with the two pillars of faith. Let me first sum up Faith with Hebrews 11:1-3 “1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Faith is considered pillars because it fulfills the dual roles of fueling/motivating/sustaining of Relationship and our ability to receive/act/preach His Word. We find in Hebrews 11:6 the fact that our relationship with God hinges on our faith in him Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”. Faith allows us to believe, accept and trust in His character, love and Covenant.
Faith also allows us, compels us to believe in God and it fuels our ability to believe His words and in a paradoxical fashion empowers his words to create more faith as we see in Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God
Now onto the Word or The Bible, our cornerstone, our foundation, our rock. Of all the other aspects this is the only one we can truly hold in our hands and permeates into our hearts. It is the written record of God’s acts and character and how we are to walk in relationship with him and all those around us. It is a faith factory and a stadium of contention to those outside of the covenant relationship with Jesus. A Bible without faith is merely a paper weight or a rule book, but it is so much more than ink on paper. Just as John spoke of in His Gospel John 1:1-4 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” The Word is connected to God in an inseparable way, and we must accept that fact that the two are one and it is by the measure of faith given to us that we are brought into that union. Or if we don’t accept this truth we shall be like those spoken by the writer of Hebrews, Hebrews 4: 2 “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”. Even Jesus made the comparison of those who followed His words and those joined to Him in Luke 8:21 “And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.(see also Luke 11:28)” Once again we see the union of Relationship, Word and Faith in the lives of His followers. We cannot escape this circle. Consider Jesus in the wilderness and the answer he gave to satan in Matthew 4:4 “But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” The word is our life it is our daily bread, true manna sent down from above to raise men up.