Only this week I saw a picture saying: “Don’t leave God at church. Take Him with you”. I wonder how many of us fall into that trap? I wonder how many of us get a spiritual high on a Sabbath, only to forget the Lord in our day- to- day activity every other day of the week? It is true that we are Seventh-day Adventists, but hopefully we are seven days Adventists.
So the question is, is He really your passion? Is Jesus your consuming thought, my consuming thought? Or do we only remember Him on Sabbath, or when things are rough?
If we invest in a deep relationship with Jesus as individuals, as families and as a church, then we will be passionate about Jesus and everything He represents. This was the experience of the disciples and those who walked with Jesus on the road to Emmaus:
“And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32).
As a church if we wish to see vibrancy, commitment and a renewed love for the Lord, now is the time to invest in a deeper relationship with God. Now is the time to remember that the gospel is not simply a belief, an idea or a good thought. The gospel is the good news about Jesus, the God who loves us and died for us that we might have eternal life.
May His love and commitment to you be what inspires your love and commitment to Him. And I pray that as we work together we will also inspire each other to enthusiastically connect with God and those around us, and in so doing become an even better church tomorrow than what we are today.
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Just a little thank you to those who clean our church every Sabbath. I know a number of families give of their time and energy to keep the church looking clean and nice, and it is important that you know that your work is appreciated. May God bless you and inspire you to keep serving, even if no one sees or notices- because He always does :).