Lately, I’ve been thinking about the drag coefficient that I studied in college (OK, stay with me a moment here!):
In fluid dynamics, the drag coefficient (commonly denoted as: cd, cx or cw) is a dimensionless quality that is used to quantify the drag, or resistance, of an object in a fluid environment such as air or water. Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/drag-coefficient-1#ixzz1N0Twsjb5
While many parallels can be drawn to the Christian walk, I’m keeping this example simple – just like my thinking! For me, the “fluid environment” is the world that I live in and the subsequent choices I make. Fluid environment = choice.
In my Christian walk, the “drag, or resistance” can be the world fighting my Biblically-based choices. I do have choices to make. Will I apply the Word of God or will I tuck my head down to minimize the drag? After all, the Christian lives in an upside down world. While most are coasting along, the Christian lifts his head and is pulled out of the mainstream of worldly thought and behavior.
This drag, or resistance to the applied Word of God, happened to me once again. It’s a constant force in the Christian walk – somehow related to the pull of gravity, but that’s another discussion altogether. I was recently dragged into the mainstream of postmodern Christian thinking, i.e. man-justification, of an issue clearly addressed in Scripture. It’s a subtle process and before I knew it, compromise. Read More