Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Let's get straight to the point this week. Give this some thought. What's the difference in your Christian walk from the time you got started up to now? How different is it? How much has it improved? Are there any areas where you have regressed? When I say your Christian walk I mean your life as a whole. You can have more faith and yet find yourself in more sin. Take an honest look at your whole life.
Now here's the real point here. When we first get saved we are more likely to be more accepting of the things of God. There is something to be said about the time when we didn't know much. It forced us to trust God more. It forced us to seek out knowledge and understanding. When we didn't know as much we tended to make less choices that were driven by the flesh. When you're still grateful for salvation you tend to more dedicated to the changes you need to make.
This is fine when you first start out. What you have to really guard against as you continue on is not becoming so comfortable until you no longer grow. You can literally start to find ways around God rather than find your way through God. Take a look at the questions you had when you first got saved versus the questions you have today. How different are they now? You used to ask God where things were in the bible and what do they mean. It's easy to now find yourself questioning God why you have to do things you don't want to do.
This is a call to repentance. This is a call to seek God for restoration. We cannot afford to come so far only to fall further back because of self. We need God in this hour more than ever. There needs to be a sincere cry for fellowship with God. There needs to be a cry for a right relationship with Christ. There needs to be a cry for holiness and truth. The cry is not based on who is around you. The cry is based on Who is within you. We always hear you're closer than you think. If you're that close then it's time to put away the childish things so that we can grow in the full measure Christ has in store for us. Don't miss your moment as you may never have this chance again!
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in His grace,
Bishop Carlos J. Lennon