A pastor I had years ago while I was in Bible College, said that Christians can do 95% of the ministry in the flesh. That has stuck with me through the years. How much do I do in the flesh? How much of my service is “for God” but without God.
This means I can look like a pillar of faith, yet not even know God. I can be an obedient Christian – obedience through habit. This really doesn’t require thought or any communication with God. It becomes very little effort. I become numb to God, which lulls me into a false sense of security. I can be sooo busy working for God, yet be a spiritual numbskull. I actually can do 95% of Christianity in the flesh.
The longer I am a Christian the more I realize that He wants to work through me. God wants me to walk close to Him with all my heart. He wants a relationship with me!
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men – Colossians 3:23.