I was headed home from work today and heard a song from my CD, and the lyrics that got me thinking went like this:
When I wake up in the Land of Glory
And with the saints I will tell my story
There will be one Name that I proclaim
That middle line stuck out the most…”and with the saints I will tell my story.” So what story will you be telling the saints and your Father in Heaven? I know for me, I want to be bragging so much on what the Lord did in my life and how He used me. It’s one thing to hear from God, it is a completely different thing to obey what He told you.
So when this thought came to my mind, I then thought about something else, something similar. But can you be a Follower of Christ and only be half in for Christ? You may read this and think, the answer is so obvious, but is it really that obvious, because so many people don’t live like it is.
But the answer to the question, is that you can’t be a true Follower of Christ and not be all in, if you would consider your relationship with God 50%, than you might as well say 0%.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money (substitute any word in for money). This is what Jesus said while giving His Sermon on the Mount, and to me, this answers the question. You can’t have two masters, so if God is not where 100% of your focus goes, then you have some seperation between you and God or no relationship at all.
So much anymore I read the passage in Matthew 7:13-14 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the MANY who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a FEW ever find it. And when I read this passage, I hear it ring true more and more each and every day.
My prayer, and this should be the prayer of each and every Follower of Christ, is that we live each and every day looking and seeking out the “God Moments” in our life. All that means is to be actively looking in your life, in your day, at work, at school, wherever, for where God is working and you join in with Him.