In Christian Education, a three legged stool is used as a visual aid to illustrate core essentials to maintain a healthy and stable life. Each leg symbolizes a key ingredient: a church home, godly family and development of a biblical world view. If any of these three elements are missing, individuals will never be able to fully experience an abundant life in Christ.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full, John 10:10.
Whether you’re married or single, its easy to cut corners, making the best with what you have. Subsequently, one might become a casual attender to church, replace family with friends or dust off your Bible every once in a while to make yourself feel good. This type of mentality is toxic, poisoning your faith, leaving many to lean on a broken stool.
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth, Revelation 3:15-16.
As I examine the lack of success in my life the past three years, it can be directly attributed to a weakened foundation of faith. Compromise, neglect and a lukewarm spirit has spawned mediocre results. If you’re fluttering along like me, perhaps you need to re-evaluate the stool you’re sitting on. Find a church to call home, seek reconciliation with those family members you’ve strayed from and set aside time every day to enrich your life with the Bible. When these three legs are secure, you will begin to taste God’s daily bread.
by Jay Mankus