Have you ever admired someone who seems to have a deep, sincere relationship with the Lord Jesus? Have you secretly yearned for that too? My brothers, it can (must) be like that, but it starts with a choice. Make having a close, loving, on-fire relationship with Jesus Christ, the holy, righteous God of creation, your commitment. Any piddly cost to us is NOTHING compared to what Jesus “paid” in emptying Himself, taking on human flesh, and dying to purchase us with His blood. In light of His sacrifice, anything it costs us is NOTHING.
It begins with commitment and action. I suggest you set in stone the following:
- Your wakeup and bedtime is the same every day.
- Then before the distractions can begin, read your Bible for thirty minutes.** Usually, wrong priorities might make one think that isn’t possible. (Seriously, you don’t have thirty minutes a day for the One Who purchased you with His blood?)
- Read His Word with the commitment of living out (obeying) what you read. Systematically ingest His holy Word with the commitment to live it.
- Then pray for at least 15 minutes**. I suggest having bullet items written out.
Almost everyone I talk to seldom misses a meal. How much more committed should we be to our Lord?
** (It is possible that during some seasons or due to circumstances, that amount of time isn’t possible. If you want an objective perspective, let’s talk.)
“And all the people came early in the morning to Him in the temple, for to hear Him” (Luke 21:38).
(To be continued)