I believe the time has come for the church and its members to do a lot of deep soul searching into the realm of ‘Face’ or ‘Faith.’ Face portrays to the world that all is well in my world.. Faith on the other hand will say – Not all is well in my world.
Face is the great pretender. Its a mask of pretence that says all is well. Face is the mask of pretence that causes others to say all is well; denying the truth that all is not well. Faith however declares that not all is well. That there are problems. There is sin. There is brokenness and it declares that help is needed.
The problem with Face is that it forces a person or an organisation to live a lie. It’s a form of gangrenous rot; a rot that works its insidious way from within – destroying ones inner being and soul. It takes energy, draining energy, sapping the remanet of all true life from within; creating a shell that has no real substance or sustenance. And Face denies there is need for help.
Faith however declares the truth of the matter. Faith boldly declares the lies. It boldly declares that there is problems. Faith boldly declares there is need for help. It is faith that cry’s out to the Lord for help. It’s faith that brings about true healing within community; while face will eventually destroy it.
I ask you today; are you exercising Face or Faith?