Contrary to what many believe, it is not enough to say “I believe in God” (so does the devil) and claim to be a Christian. A true believer will have a personal relationship with God. This relationship is not contingent on how much work you do for Him but on how willing you are to accept His gift of grace and to obey what He wants you to do. How you serve God is never to build your own resume of good deeds but serving Him to His Glory.
A personal relationship motivates a believer to want to serve Him and to be in constant communication with God in order to do His will which pleases Him.
2 Corinthians 5:9 “Therefore we have our ambition to please Him”
Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God……”
How do we shut out this tumultuous world with the constant bombardment of distractions? What are the challenges we face in order to find the quiet time to commune with God?
There are jobs, responsibilities to others, television, computers and phones, personal hobbies and amusements and commitments to organizations even to church activities. Where do we find the time in a busy lifestyle to worship God?
It is the choice we make. There are some parts of our lives we can’t change but we need to take control of the choices we can make, whatever it may be, that is keeping us from having God in our lives. We must carve out a portion of every day to devote to God to develop that personal relationship with Him. This is not a ‘chore’ to be done, but it is a pleasant time spent with the Lord. When you find this time and a special, consistent place, it may be in the morning or in the evening…whatever suits your schedule. But in needs to be a habit, something you do because your day or your night will feel incomplete if you do not spend this time in prayer.
You might say your life depends on it…… our eternal life in heaven.