Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Consecration. Whatever it takes.
Today my heart is so heavy. A friend and I were talking about drawing closer to God and I just have such a burden to draw closer to Him. To consecrate myself and do whatever it takes to know Him more. So many people say that reading one chapter a day and saying one prayer is enough. But it's not. If you do the same thing everyday how will you ever grow closer?? When you meet a new friend and are getting to know them do you ask them the same questions everyday? No. Because if you did you would never grow in your friendship. It should be the same with God. No matter what it is or what it takes we should be willing to do whatever it is to grow closer. Even the small that seem like they wouldn't matter, do. A friend of mine said it nicely, she said even if it means telling God I'm not gonna wear another blue shirt, because that's my favorite color, until You draw me closer that's what am I'm gonna do. And that's so true. There are so many people who think that it doesn't take the small things and all that doesn't matter. But it DOES!!! God doesn't ask the same things from every person. Yes as Christians there are certain rules and guidelines in the Bible that we must follow. But there's even more than that. When we seek God and pray and study His word like we should, He will lay things on our heart to do for Him. Whether its not wearing a blue shirt, not eating a certain food or drinking a certain drink, it could be in the altar one day and He asks you to crawl. None of that really means anything to anyone around. They might laugh or wonder why. But it means EVERYTHING to God!!! I just wish people would see that it takes more than the routine. It doesn't mean you're sinning and it doesn't mean you're not saved. It is just giving up something for God. The Bible says "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us." Hebrews 12:1. That verse differentiates between weight and sin. That means there could be something that God wants you to just set aside and get closer to Him. It doesn't mean you're sinning, if that's what He meant he wouldn't have said weight in that verse. It could just be saying God I'm not gonna call my girlfriend or boyfriend until I get this or that from You. It could be playing an instrument or singing in church that you're hiding behind and doing it because you feel obligated to when you could be down in the altar on your knees seeking God. It doesn't take music or singing for the Spirit to fall, all it takes is praise and love. it's all about drawing closer to Him and getting as much as you can from Him. Doing the same things you have always done won't get you a different result.