I think most Christians are living unimpressed. We have become so accustomed to procedures when it comes to matters of faith, it has become more of religion and less of faith.
I got up and went to church for many Sunday’s without knowing who I was going to worship and since that was all I had ever experienced, it was natural and automatic for me to think, that was it. I only prayed when I needed a quick fix to situations, uttering my prayers in anxieties and not from a point of rest and resolve that my prayer would be answered.
How many people go to Church every Sunday and leave God at the church doors, get in their homes and deal with strife, hate, anger, jealousy, abuse, mistreatment and unnecessary heart aches?
There is more to God than going to see Him on Sunday’s only, He is REAL, maybe we don’t know this because the only relationship we have ever had with Him is only a Sunday basic one.
He says, if you seek me daily you will find me. But God is not tied down to only being found by people who seek Him. I came across a verse a few days ago, that said,
Isaiah 65:1 “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.” (NIV)
Faith is something else entirely, it is not bound by any worldly force or procedure, you don’t need to have something done to you to gain it. Faith comes when you believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and constantly seek to know God with all your heart.
A. W. Tozer said, “Many solemn, professing Christians will never make spiritual progress and will never be really happy in the Lord until God finds some way to shake them out of their deadly respectability!”
Why not choose to cast away all procedures and methods and choose to obey God’s word? It sounds easy when I say it, but it takes a lot of courage, I am still learning to do it because I know my heart is always wanting to move to the next level and obedience is a discipline that I am learning, constantly battling against the whims of the flesh.
Look around you and notice the beauty of nature, the rhythm of the rising and the setting of the sun, all of God’s creation! Impressively Majestic! When you have an encounter with Jesus, it never leaves you the same.