Does my life reflect that I believe God?
As Christians it can be really easy for us to walk into services on Sunday and Wednesday and take our roles as Christians. But when we leave, do our practices, actions and behavior reflect that we believe God? By that I don’t mean that we believe He exists but that we are moved with fear to love Him, serve Him and do whatever it takes to draw closer to Him.
That may mean making some changes or some sacrifices so we can put ourselves in a position to shine brightly as lights. The new year is right around the corner and now is a really good time to reflect on our spiritual lives to see if we need to make any changes. We may start by asking ourselves these questions:
1. Many people believe that God (or a creator) exists. God doesn’t want people to just be satisfied that He exists, He wants them to believe Him. God wants people to move with fear, priority and a sense of urgency to love Him and serve Him. Are we doing that? (Gen. 15:6; 17:23)
2. Does seeking God (to me) represent going to worship services to go through the motions (get it over with) or does it mean going to worship God? Does seeking God (to me) represent confining Him to a 2-hour time period we get together in a building or does it mean that I place God first in my life and I trust Him and rely on Him above all else every single hour or every single day I breathe? (Psa. 105:4)?
3. Do I take joy (complacency) in being a nominal Christian or do I with much effort and energy (dissatisfaction) strive to speak the truth and stand up for what is right even if it means being persecuted? Am I determined to make my relationship with God better? (Acts 4:19-20; 5:29)
4. Is Jesus my mentor, my friend, my adviser, my guide? Is He my NUMBER ONE? (Heb. 12:2)
We would all do well to ensure that 2019 is a year where we seek to serve God even more and to confess Him to people even more. Let us shine our lights and lead people to Christ!