I want to get personal this morning. I know it is Saturday and you want to chill and relax. But I ask if you could just reflect on you relationship with God just for a few minutes? How would you describe your walk with the Lord this morning? Are you close with Him or does He seem distant? Is your line of communication with Him flowing or does it seem nonexistent? Do you feel His presence constantly or do you only think about Him on Sunday morning? Do you feel empty or are you overflowing with great joy? Are you just existing or are you really living?
I am not calling anybody out because we all have been there some time or another. Sooner or later, we all struggle with our relationship with God. I will be the first one to say, that living out or faith is never easy, but it is worth it! We all grow tired and weary especially when things seemed to be stacked against us. I know there have been times in my life where I questioned God, and wonder why He allows certain things to happen. And those questions affect my walk with Him. Have you ever been there? Are we complacent with our relationship with our Heavenly Father?
In John 6:35-37 Jesus says, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All that the Father gives will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” It is never God fault when our relationship with Him wanes. More than anything else our Father wants an intimate love relationship with us! Nothing pleases God more than our full surrender. We were created for fellowship!
Personally, I love Paul. He was real and he was so passionate when it come to his walk with Christ! Paul wrote in Philippians 3:7-9, “But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I gain Christ and be found in Him, not having righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ.” Paul was never complacent when it come to his relationship with Christ! He thirst for more and more.
How dangerous is it to think we can plateau in our relationship with God? There is no neutral gear in the Christian faith. If we decide to coast, we can be sure to backslide! Here is a very difficult question to answer, but I am going to throw it at you anyway. Is knowing Christ your ultimate objective? Whether you on the mountain top or down in the valley, just know He is there! Overcome that complacency and seek the Lord with all your heart! Put Him back on the throne of you life! Desire His presence more than anything in your life! God, give us a hunger for your Word and a passion to know you like never before! Break down the walls of complacency and pride! Do a mighty work in your Church! Amen! God bless you and your family.