I woke and spent some time with the Lord this morning and several things popped out at me. (including a topic in a great Bible Study I attended wed. night with our youth, directed by the great Derekola!).
How do we view God? It’s simple. Some have made it complicated. Some have no clue what I am talking about. Some whine about it. Some have actually embraced this knowledge.
Proverbs 1:7 says “The fear of The Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” Where does this really sink in? When does this start to transform our life? The fear of God….produces wisdom that leads to obedience! (as my Facebook friend has said)
Our relationship with God should lead like this: Belief ---> Obedience ----> Commitment ---> Responsibility ---> Selfless Humility ---> God is Made Famous by YOU!
The problem today with many folks who call themselves Christians is that they know God by name only. God is like a cool action figure in our toy box or the bobble head figure in our car on the dashboard. When we see Him, hey, that’s fun to play with for a while until I get tired of playing. They don’t really have a “relationship with God”.
How do I know…because it shows….with RELATIONSHIP there is a fear of the Lord….there is godly wisdom…there is a humility there…a sense of commitment and responsibility….a pure selflessness. This is the Disease of False Belief…and the Lord Jesus, “Not everyone who calls me Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Why – He who does the WILL OF MY FATHER in heaven who is in heaven will enter. Matthew 7:21 Belief should lead to obedience because it is God’s will!! And our lives should show it! – Sleepy Disciple