How desperate are you for Christ?







How desperate are you for God?
How desperate are you spiritually?

How desperate are you to walk with God? 
How desperate are you to know His will for your life?
How desperate are you to see your friend come to Christ? 
How desperate are you for God?


Funny how we become desperate for God when times are tough, but when we are sailing along without any major problems, we tend to let God slip to the back of our minds. We forget that we should be desperate for Him, at every moment, every hour of the day—not just during the difficult times in our lives. 


Our lives are cosy and safe, we really don't have the struggles that many around the world have, we are not refugees on the road trying to find a new home, we don't even need to fight for our believes—sadly this has made us complacent  and we have forgotten why we need to be "desperate for God" in all aspects of our life.

Perhaps we aren't as desperate (or dependant) on God as we should be because we are much more dependant on what this world offers. We are hooked on money, belongings, food, pop culture, celebrities, technology, all the glitter and glamour—many simply don't have the time to be desperate for God when their lives are FULL of other activities. And that is just what Satan wants to happen—fill our minds with worldly evil so we forget all about our need for Christ. 


How can you be intimate with God when you are too busy being intimate with the world?


"Are you learning to conduct every aspect of your life—your work, your family relationships, your friendships, your church relationships, and your inner thought life—in total dependences upon Jesus? Are you learning how to feed on this bread day by day, hour by hour? Are you learning to grow in awareness of Jesus' constant friendship and fellowship with you, even when you are feeling alone" (from God's loving word" by Ray C. Stedman)



This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”


John 6:58


Comments

  1. I John 2:15-16: Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world.
    That really says it all, I think!

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  2. This is so true - and a very typical trap we can all fall into. A very good reminder. Thanks, Jo.

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