Up Close and Virtual
Your God does not do temporary, and you will not find Him in the superficial.
“Do you know Kevin?”
“Yeah, we’re friends on Facebook.”
I do not even know what that is proof of.
We live in a time when a “friend” might be the real estate agent for the chiropractor of your brother’s boss. Social media-style interaction is no way to know someone. In the same way, if we are not spending personal time with the Lord, there will be too many degrees of separation between us and God for any sort of real relationship.
“Do you know Jesus?”
“My grandma took us to church growing up.”
Another person's relationship with Jesus Christ
cannot be transferred to you.
You need one of your own.
Thank God for the people who love us and tried to train us up in the way we should go. But face it -- You are not getting invited to that chiropractor’s real estate guys house for dinner. You do not know him. In the same way, someone else’s personal knowledge of Jesus Christ cannot be transferred to you. You can be influenced in the right direction by their good example, but you need an encounter of your own to be seated at the table with the Lord.
Your God does not do temporary, and you will not find Him in the superficial. If you are relying on Me-Maw’s faith or see your connection with God as nothing more than a saved and satisfied, once and done blip on the screen, you are missing out.
You cannot be on the outside of the work of God and expect to receive the abundance on the inside. There must be a connection, a reception, a welcoming of the Word of God. More than sitting back and receiving, to live a fulfilled and overflowing life, we must actively seek after the characteristics God says will fulfill us.
I pray that I will be taken into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with You. I want to grow in faith and hear the still small voice of Your Spirit. Help me to be attentive to Your call, to walk in Your righteousness, and never settle for a superficial Christian life.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.