What Is The Shape Of Your Worldview?

At its most basic level, holding to and living out a Christian worldview is living by faith in obedience to the will of God in every area.

Yet one final test remains for discerning the shape of our worldview.  It if it does not fit this pattern, then it cannot lay claim to being a Christian worldview.  And that shape is cruciform–cross-shaped.  Because Jesus said,

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it” (Mark 8:34-35)….

…Gaining the vantage point of seeing the world as God would have us see it is going to cost us.  It will deprive us of seeing the world in a way that keeps us comfortable in our idolatrous, fallen apprehensions of life.  A cruciform worldview will also cost us our very selves if we follow our Savior, because He bids us to travel His cross-borne, cross-destined path. Ultimately, it grants us life in Him, a stake in the new creation He began (2 Corinthians 5:17).  Is your worldview in the shape of the cross?

~ Rev. Mike Glodo in “What’s The Shape of Your Worldview?” in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Ministry & Leadership Magazine (Reformed Theological Seminary) [bold emphasis mine].

See also my article “A Cruciform Worldview” at BreakPoint.org.

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