There are those who perhaps are expecting a call to pray, maybe if we have 10,000 people praying God may wake up from His slumber and intervene on Zimbabwes behalf.
Well you wont hear that from me. We have been brought up in a society where instant has become the operative word. We eat instant food, we buy instant food, and we cook instant food. Everything has become instant, so as Believers, we expect the same thing to happen. We read a couple of versus from our Bible when we wake up in the morning, say a short prayer and we fly out of the house to wherever we are going.
In the evening we return, do the chores and then sit in front of the television until, some late hour. We then wonder why our lives are in a mess, why things are going wrong.
If a married couple only spent 10 minutes a day in communicating with each other, do you think that marriage will have much chance of success? For any relationship to succeed those people need to spend time with each other, getting to know one another. What are each others likes and dislikes? What are their dreams, their desires?
Its the same with our relationship with our Heavenly Father. If you dont spend time with Him, you will never get to know, His desires for you. You will never get to know His character, how much He loves you.
Romans 12:2, says And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
When we are born again, Gods Spirit comes to dwell within our spirits. God is closer to you than your spouse or your friend. He is not out there somewhere and now and then pops in to see how things are going.
Do you know that no one has ever seen their own face? Not really. Yes you may have seen a reflection or a photograph and you believe that reflection is yourself. But if that mirror or camera produces a distorted picture, you will think you look like the reflection you see of yourself.
We cannot see our spirits, or Gods Spirit, that dwells within us, but we can see a reflection of His Spirit. How? Well the Word of God is a reflection of Gods Spirit. Get to know the Word of God and you get to know Gods Spirit.
Thats what Paul meant when he wrote about renewing our minds. Spend as much time as you can in His Word, meditate upon it. (Sometime in the future we will look at how to meditate.)
Im sorry to say there is nothing instant about knowing God, its like developing a strong body, there are no pills you can take that will make you strong. They may help you, but the only way is through exercise. The more exercise you do, the stronger you become.Post published in: Opinions