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Faith For Today is a television ministry committed to sharing God’s grace with the world through broadcast media. That’s been our mission since 1950, when Faith For Today launched its live inspirational television drama on ABC from New York City, making us the longest running religious television broadcast in the world!

Today, Faith For Today produces a family of programs, including Lifestyle Magazine and Mad About Marriage. We’ve expanded to include Internet ministry, live seminars, and community events.

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Wednesday July 18th

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Faith Moment
Accountability

From time to time someone suggests that they would like to hold me accountable. Usually this means they object to something I’ve done, written or taught and they would like to correct me. Their suggestion that they should hold me accountable completely misrepresents the idea of Christian accountability.
When I suggest that I should hold you accountable I have implied that I am superior to you and that my understanding of God and His principles is superior to yours. I am also suggesting that, at my impetus, I should then force my understanding on you and you should comply. This practice is contrary to the principle of Christian accountability.
Christian accountability is always a choice. When I accepted Jesus as my Savior I also accepted His reign and rule over my life. I chose to make myself accountable to Him. When I accepted membership in a church I also accepted a measure of accountability to that church structure or organization. Further, I am employed by a Christian denomination. When I sought and accepted employment I also accepted yet another level of accountability to the organizational structure of the church, my employer.
At times I have entered in to additional accountability relationships. I chose a peer and entered into a relationship of mutual accountability. We agreed to grant each other the right to ask the hard questions in order to help foster a deeper Christian walk. Additionally, when I married I accepted yet another relationship of mutual accountability.
If you’re keeping score, every instance of accountability I’ve described has been a relationship that I chose to enter. Christian accountability is always a choice and never forced.
I chose to be accountable to Jesus because I love and trust Him. I long for His values and behaviors to become my own. I chose a church because I agreed with their values and practices. I choose to become accountable to people I know, love and trust. No one ever forces a relationship of Christian accountability upon me.
I do not know or trust the people who have announced to me that they would like to hold me accountable. I do not know if they love me, have my best interests at heart, or even if they share my beliefs and values. Why then, would I ever choose to be held accountable by them? In fact, the very idea that they would “force” accountability upon me disqualifies them as a Christian accountability partner.
Jesus invites us into relationship with Himself. It is an invitation. Jesus says: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthey 11:28-30
It’s an invitation into intimacy and an invitation into accountability with the One who loves you and desires the very best for your life. I choose to be held accountable by Jesus!
With Love
Mike
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