‘When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered round Aaron and said, “Come , make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”‘ Exodus 32:1 NIV
Hi dear, hope you have been great? So sorry that the “monday faithpills” is coming on Tuesday, not to worry, it’s got the power because it is God word(not mine).wink*
Last week monday, we talked about the importance of having a personal relationship with God and today’s post is a continuation in the same line.
Have you ever seen or heard of people who were Christians, and later became muslims or atheists because the person who led them to Christ backslided or ever worst, because God doesn’t seem to answer their prayers?
Such was the case of the Israelites, a lack of a personal relationship with& revelation of God gave them away to idolatry when their trusted man of God suddenly took longer than usual.
For them, all they knew about God was what Moses had to say about Him and as long as he was with them, they were rest assured of God’s presence. The opposite happened when Moses was no where to be found.
Okay, really…this is not about disliking your pastor. No way! He sure has a lot to teach about God. My emphasis is on our lives outside the church building, what we have received…a relationship with Christ or a religious following similar to what we have on twitter.
I have actually heard and seen people who drew back from faith when their man of God turned against God. If I may ask, what would be your reaction if the one that led you to Christ decides to turn his/her back on Him?
Would you still believe in Him or would you doubt your salvation?
Your responses to the questions above would be based on your knowledge and revelation(resulting from a personal relationship) or ignorance of God(resulting from a lack of personal relationship). God’s desire is that we put all of our trust in Him, and not in men, that we go beyond the general and group knowledge of Him to a personal knowledge of Him which only stems out from a relationship with Him.
The scripture says ‘… “Cursed is the man who
trusts in man and makes flesh his strength,
whose heart turns away from the Lord.”‘(Jeremiah17:5 ESV)
That might sound really harsh -cursed, but that’s what we get when we decide to trust in man rather than in God.
You might ask, how can I have a relationship with an invisible God?
It’s the same way you have a relationship with me(though we haven’t met physically), by reading my blog post. My dear, although God doesn’t have a wordpress account, He has written us more than sufficient posts that would last us a life-time in His love letter to us-The Holy Bible.
And like every other relationship, it requires time to cultivate one with God…time spent in study and worship.
I bet you also read my blog post because you believe am real(not a robot).. likewise you’ve got to believe(have faith) that God exists, He loves you so much and desires to have a personal relationship with you.