CHURCH: God wants your time, not just your faithLast week’s article got me thinking. In this month of love, how much do we think about the love we show to our heavenly Father? So many of us go through our day without much of a thought about our relationship with God.
Last week’s article got me thinking. In this month of love, how much do we think about the love we show to our heavenly Father? So many of us go through our day without much of a thought about our relationship with God.
Maybe that’s part of the problem. We don’t realize that God wants to have a relationship with us. God seems cold and distant. Maybe He seems cold and distant because of the lack of time that we spend with Him.
Think about it this way. If I didn’t spend any time with my wife, Patty, how close would our relationship feel? Even if I only spent 15 minutes a day with her, our relationship would seem distant.
God wants to walk with us through all of life. He wants to not only be there in the bad times but in the good times as well. The thing is, it is not enough to say we love God when the rest of our lives don’t show it. Colossians 2:6 says “Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him.”
What concerns me is that sometimes I see people accepting Christ as their Savior. But their way of life doesn’t change. They honor the Lord with their lips on Sunday. But their hearts are far from Him the rest of the week. Saying that you love God is a wonderful thing. But by itself, it is not enough. James 2:17 says “faith, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead!”
It’s not enough to just say that you believe in God. Demons believe in God and they shudder at the thought. You see, our faith must impact the way in which we live our lives. So if you say that you love Jesus, show it.
Jason Benjestorf is the pastor of Safe Harbor Fellowship in Superior. He has lived and pastored here since 2001. Benjestorf is married with four children. Questions for him can be mailed to The Daily Telegram, 1226 Ogden Ave., Superior, WI, 54880 or sent via e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.