Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Knowledge ≠ Understanding
The above video, the backwards brain bicycle, is a great reflection of how many of us that grew up within the church culture are often stuck doing things that don't work. This is not a knock on tradition or even introducing a new way of doing ministry, but meant to be thought provoking in how you are making disciples.
In many ways the above video describes my own up bringing in church and how I viewed life and ministry. Instead of resting in the freedom that Christ gives us, I fell into a rigid way of thinking in my head that I couldn't change even when I wanted to. It was only through actually slowing down and resting in the freedom and family that Christ offers that things started to click for me. And it wasn't changing to something new, but returning to an old way of doing things, a New Testament way of loving people and discipling them to Jesus.
Being absorbed in the church culture taught me a similar lesson pointed out in the above video. Knowledge ≠ Understanding, which we often mistakenly think that it does. I'll finish by reflecting on one of the things that we are told in the Great Commission, to teach obedience to the commands of God, not just the knowledge of them.