The secret of the Christian life
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. - Hebrews 11:6
In the 1950s, there was a very famous race car driver by the name of Bill Vukovich who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1953 and 1954. Few other drivers had matched his success, and everyone wanted to know his secret.
One day, a reporter caught up with Vukovich and asked him what his secret was to winning the Indy 500 in back-to-back years. Vukovich, unfazed by the question, bluntly answered, “There is no secret. You just press the accelerator to the floor and steer left!”
Sadly, Vukovich was killed in a crash during the Indy 500 the very next year. Yet his words serve as a reminder that being successful at something isn’t necessarily complicated; it’s doing the simple things well.
Many Christians search in vain for the secret to the true spiritual life. Books have been written and conferences have packed auditoriums to teach this very subject. But the Christian spiritual life isn’t complicated. In fact, it’s embodied in the simple word faith.
So when you’re asked about what the secret is to the Christian life, the answer is simply, “Faith.” Have faith that Christ has saved you, faith in His provision for you each day, and faith that one day you’ll be with Him forever!
Pray and ask God to help you continue to strengthen your faith in Him.
Questions for Thought
Why do you think many people want to over-complicate the Christian life?
Have you been guilty of trying to over-complicate the spiritual life? How can you simplify and get back to the basics of your relationship with Christ?