It’s so easy to completely miss the point!
I went to church for 18 years and completely missed what it was all about! After all those Sunday Services, I still trusted in my own good deeds to earn my salvation. It wasn’t until someone showed me that salvation is not earned, but it’s a free gift that I began to twig the truth!
Anyway, that isn’t what I wanted to talk about. What I want to say is, are we missing what it’s all about?
Yes, we may be part of a church, we may read our bibles, our commentaries, our testimonies and books, listen to worship in our cars on the way to work. We may pray every day, fast regularly, we may even manifest spiritual gifts. But we can still miss it.
We may know every book of the bible, and be able to quote chapter and verse, we may be able to explain the symbolism of the book of Revelation. We may be comfortable with our interpretation of the events of the Second Coming of Jesus. But we can still miss it.
We may show great kindness to our brothers and sisters, our families and neighbours. We may even hand out evangelism tracts in the market at weekends. But we can still miss it.
So, what is it?
Jesus’s words in John, Chapter 17, verse 3: “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.”
It’s about knowing Him. Let me say that again. IT’S ABOUT KNOWING HIM!!!!
How easily we can forget this. How often do we stray from this simple truth! Compare how much you know ABOUT Father God with how much you actually KNOW HIM.
Stop skirting the issue, brothers and sisters, and get to know Him. Seek His face, not His hands. Spend more time in His presence.
Make Psalm 63 your earnest heartfelt prayer today.
“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes. But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.” (Psalm 63:1-11)