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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.

Passion To Know God

I am praying hard for all my friends and family in Titusville, Florida! Praying that the winds will die down and that every one will be safe! God bless you all.

John15:4 says, Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself, it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. Grapes don’t just grow: it is the sap running through the vines that brings them life! For so many years I have been striving to live the perfect Christian life. I finally realized that I wasn’t suppose to live the Christian life; I was to allow Christ to live it through me!

Do you have a strong, intense, overwhelming passion to know God? Is you thoughts of God intense and grand, or is your relationship with Him superficial and shallow? Knowing God is a life long pursuit for every believer. Paul wrote Philippians 3:7-8 and said, “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 Jesus Christ my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things, I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ!” There is a huge difference between knowing about God and knowing God. Knowing God involves a deeper understanding through an intimate relationship with Him.

To many Christians are satisfied and content with their walk with Christ. They are grateful that their sins are forgiven, and happy that heaven is their home. But they are content to rest there. Our churches are full of people who dutifully read their Bibles, pray and attend church but seem to be on spiritual auto pilot! How many times do we just go through the motions? Where is the passion for the Lord? Where is the passion for God’s Word?

Paul was never complacent when it came to knowing God. He hungered and thirst for more and more! If we seek to coast in our walk with God, we can be sure we will fall back! Walking with God and passionately pursuing Him will change our perspective and our decision making process in a radical way. Have you ever come to a point where you can agree with Paul’s confession of dependency on Christ? Is knowing Christ you ultimate passion in life?

I want to encourage you today to stop what you are doing, and have a heart to heart talk with Christ this morning. Take the time to confess you sins and your shortcomings. Then get real with him! He knows what is going on in your heart. Ask Him for a passion to know Him in a deeper, more intimate way. Ask Him to give you an hunger for His Word like never before! Today is the day. What are you waiting for?

Love you guys! God bless!