Tear Down The Walls
Today I wanted to talk about the idea of relationship. If there is one thing I’ve noticed, it’s that Christians really do want a relationship with God. I think that we see the fire that others have and we see how happy they are and we crave that. But we want it in some easy form, we want to swallow a pill and get on with our day. I hate to break it to you but that’s not how a relationship works. How close would you be with your friends or family if you never spent time with them?
You want a fire for God? You want to experience Him more deeply? Then you have to make time for Him. Read your Bible and spend time in prayer. I know it’s sickeningly simple, but that’s just how it is. It might mean that you have to say “no” to other things. Sometimes we have to say “no” because we’ve already said “yes” to something else. It’s just the way life goes. If we don’t take that step we’ll keep putting our relationship with God on the shelf and it’ll never go anywhere. Do we really believe that we were created solely to live for God? Do your actions show that?
I don’t say this to make you feel bad. I say this because I want you to experience God fully, I want you to know just how awesome He is!!! We always say things like “God is my everything” but is it really true? Make it true! The people in life who are really furthering God’s Kingdom are the ones who are actually spending time with Him. The people who set aside 30 minutes or an hour to spend time with Him each day, those are the ones who impact lives. I use to think that was ridiculous, that it was impossible to have that kind of time taken up each day. But now I can’t live without it.
Don’t let this message pass you by. You can read it, move on and keep your relationship with God on the shelf. Or you can decide to change, decide that you want God more than anything else. God never asks us to give up anything but until we step out in faith, He can’t work. It’s up to you
“But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29