"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."
(Hebrews 10:22 KJV)
How many of you exercise on a daily or weekly basis? If you are in an athletic sport such as football or a competitive sport like foot racing in marathons, you exercise more vigorously, pushing yourself to do better. But you do it daily and with determination to do better.
Until one day, you realize this is no longer fun it is hard work so you slack off or quit your exercise. Why pursue it anymore?
Let us look at and compare this scenario to the one above. A Christian realizes he is neglecting his relationship with Our Awesome God. So he begins a new spiritual routine of reading his Bible 45 minutes a day and praying. After a few days of keeping his spiritual routine, problems arise and he must spend more time at work. Now he must make an adjustment in his routine. Does he slack off on his spiritual routine or quit? Can he make time and still increase his work schedule?
Why do we pray and read our Bible? We know problems will arise to push our routine. Did we look at the possible consequences when we started this pursuit of Our Awesome God. We don't read our Bible and pray to get a perfect, trouble free life. Pursuing God is not a cause and effect. We do it to get closer to Our Awesome God and His perfect prescience. The pursuit of God will not keep you from having problems (2 Timothy 3:12 KJV), but a life of pursuing God will make you more like Him and is always the best way to go. You could study everything we know about God now and still spend eternity learning more about Him in heaven.
Our Awesome God still keeps charge of this universe, but His Son, Jesus Christ, will be the ultimate authority into eternity. Still, you cannot know the Son without knowing the Father (John 14:7-10). So pursue Him, learning as much as possible about this God that loves and wants you to know His kingdom, calls you His child and has expectations for you. Read His Book, the Holy Bible, and pray to Him as you memorize His Words.
Our church is a loving church that wants to help others to a better understanding of Our Awesome God and His love, mercy and grace for all of mankind. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we love others while preaching and teaching from our Holy Bible about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Our church has a Bible Study at 9:30 AM on Sunday and Worship Service at 10:30 AM and then at 6:00 PM there is another Bible Study along with children's AWANA clubs which go until 7:30 PM. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill