Working is a normal part of life. Even at a young age our parents teach us skills that translate into jobs called chores. Every day during the summer before my mom left for work she would leave me and my sisters a chore list.
- Sweep and mop the Floors
- Vacuum the carpets
- Take the trash out
- Cook dinner (tacos)
Everyday it was a new set of chores that had to be competed by the time my mom returned from work. Doing chores was a normal part of life but we could only complete them if we had the proper tools. Sweeping and mopping the floors would be quite difficult without a broom, dustpan, and mop. Cooking dinner would be impossible without all the ingredients. When your working towards something you have to have the right tools for the job.
Pursuing life as a Christ follower takes work. You can give your heart to Jesus ask for forgiveness and begin a relationship with Him, but if you don’t chase after God on a daily bases what do you really have? You need the right tools for the job.
Bible– Walking in faith as a Christian would be mighty difficult without a Bible. I like to make the comparison of the Bible to a reference guide for life. Nothing you face in life is to big for the word and the word is God. It will always show you a way through.
Church- Surrounding yourself with other believers who will encourage you on your walk with God is absolutely essential.
Prayer– Prayer is your tool to connect with God one on one. I like to say prayer is a conversation with your best friend. Tell Jesus everything because He wants to know. God’s desire is a intimate personal relationship with us and that can only happen by speaking with him daily.
Time– This tool is of the upmost importance. Allowing time in a busy schedule to spend with your creator. Starting off slow is okay just put aside 10-15 minutes a day and work your way up to more.
Using these four tools properly will take your relationship with God to new heights. See God desires our relationship with him to be on fire. Chose to give your everything to God today. He will transform your life, because when you seek after Him He will seek after you.
Revelation 3:15-16: I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm-neither hot nor cold-I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Check out this video with Francis Chan preaching on the lukewarm church. Brought to you by JesuSaves.PH.