Do You Have a Relationship with God?
“Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24- but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”.” -Jer 9:23-24 (ESV)
We live in a fast-paced world and the days seem to be whizzing by like a fast moving train. We go here and there – to work, to shop, to play, and then back home to eat and sleep. The next day we recycle the previous day’s events and regimen. But when as Christians do we just stop and get alone with Almighty God? No distractions and no one else around? When do we as so-called Christians take (make) the time to seek the Lord in prayer and communication creating an ongoing relationship with Him?
Friends it’s time to quiet yourself before Him (Psa 37:7), continue in constant prayer (2 Th 5:7), meditate on His word (Psa 19:14) and let Him speak to you through His word – the Bible. Seriously and in full honesty – how many of us actually do these things? Great men and women of the Bible did and drew close to God, loved Him and obeyed His word. Do we?
The verse above (Jer 9:23-24) says that we can have boastful wisdom, be a mighty person in strength, honor, wealth, but these are not what the Lord looks for. He says that we should understand and know Him for in this He delights. Is this not the bottom line to our Christianity? It’s not about how many times we attend church or do good things. It’s about our relationship with our Creator God. Do we strive to stay on that narrow road despite all the pressures of this life to push us off onto the wide road that leads to destruction (Luke 13:24; Matt 7:14)?
Are you serving God and the Lord Jesus Christ or are you serving Christianity and all the things that this present world and church define it as? We need now to focus in on developing a rock-solid relationship with our Father in heaven. This is of utmost importance. This is were our faith is created, strengthened and established. This is about who we rely on now and when the really tough times hit.
So is your faith in Christ built on your relationship with Him or on your church attendance, listening to the music and the sermon and seeing all your friends there? Is it more about optics that a deep spiritual relationship with Jesus? Don’t get me wrong, it’s fine to attend a good Bible-believing, Bible-teaching church but please examine why you attend church in the first place. It is about being entertained, seeing your friends, talking the dribble of the world or it it solely about seeking the Lord in worship and truth?
“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” – John 4:23-24 (NASB)
It’s time friends to get right with God and develop a sincere love of your heavenly Lord and Father. We must focus our worship in spirit and in the truth of Him. Which brings me to the question, again we all must face – how often do we read His word, the Holy Bible? This is how He can speak to us. If you are serious about developing a true relationship with the Lord you will read His word (provided your in a country that allows His word to be available). The flip side of this fact is, if you don’t, putting it off for this excuse or that, your Christianity is in vain, fake and only in name only. Therefore in light of these words being said, it’s time for all of us to reassess where we stand in Him, where our faith is, where our hope and trust is and return to Him with sincerity of heart in truth. One day we will stand before Him, are you ready if that days was today?
Shalom and amen.
-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman
“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” -2 Peter 3:11-12
SEEK THE LORD!