So, what’s your answer from yesterday’s post? How do we expect to change when we don’t put in the time and effort?
Well, I’ll give you a few pointers, of which I’m also working on and always striving to achieve.
You must be anchored! Just like in the previous post, if you aren’t securely planted in your Godly ways, your past habits and distractions around you will engulf you without any hesitation. One way to stay anchored is to have the Word of God in your mind, always.
Second, worship in the presence of a pure heart. Meaning, when you go to church and worship Him, do it with a clear conscious, not worrying about work, or kids, or your significant other. Be in the light of Jesus and only Him. Worship is a connection with Jesus and there must not be anything between you and Him.
Third, you must surround yourself with other believers. This support system is critical to your growth in Christ. They will accept you for who you are. You don’t have to worry about ‘putting on a face’ or acting just to fit in. They will pick you up in His name when you are down. They will pray for you. They are your brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
Just recently, I took part in a Friday night Bible study. If you told me I’d be at a Friday night Bible study three years ago, rather than partying, I’d think you were crazy. But that’s how God works. He’s amazing. And to think of it, I really haven’t had a group of Christian friends I could turn to. I’ve always had secular friends.
And when I was there, in the presence of my brothers and sisters in the Lord, a light bulb came on, “where have I been for so long, not to seek out this support group myself?”
If you can do the three things mentioned above, your faith WILL develop. It takes time of course. It takes dedication. It takes sacrifice. It takes giving yourself up. But next time someone asks you, what’s the most important thing in your life, you can truly say, my relationship with Jesus Christ!