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Monday, September 9, 2013

Do You Feel It?

Do you remember the day you became a Christian?  That excitement about being a new babe in Christ?  The feeling of having all of your sins washed away?  It was great, wasn't it?

Do you still have that feeling?  The excitement?  The zeal?  Maybe you do.  Maybe you don't.  

I saw this quote last week and it really struck me.  It is a good quote for any commitment you make, but it is especially great for our commitment to become a follower of Jesus.

Throughout our Christian lives, we may grow weary. We may get discouraged.  We may be following Him, but not closely.  Our mood may change.  We may lose our enthusiasm.  We may neglect Him and His Word. We may become lax in our Bible study.  We may not pray often.  We may stop worshipping with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  And, we may even get to the point where we feel like it doesn't matter.

But, Christian sister! It DOES matter!  You committed yourself to HIM.  Now, live for HIM!  Get up!  Pray! Read! Worship! Encourage!  He needs you! He wants you!  And He has work for you to do!  So, get up and do it! Don't neglect meeting together with your Christian family.  You need them, and they need you!

Our moods change, but our loyalty and commitment to follow Him should never change.  Because His commitment to love you and strengthen you will never change.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Yes, I love the "Do not grow weary of doing good" verse that goes so well with this thought. I had to remind myself of it when my grandmother was still alive and had to force myself to go see her...

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