Too many people are content to live a life of information rather than revelation. But knowledge alone will never inflame a sustained blaze in you to love Jesus passionately. Only revelation will do that ~ Banning Liebscher
What a challenge.
Like the Israelites in the desert we need daily manna – our daily bread. We cant live on yesterdays bread, on yesterdays win, on yesterdays information.
To sustain our relationship with God – just as sustaining human relationships, say between husband and wife – you need fresh communication and connection. Fresh revelation. Fresh love.
To walk with God it must be real every day.
Sunday to Sunday will not sustain you. It will not feed the fire.
We are saved by grace, and we respond to grace.
Its not about working to keep our love hot, but we do need to work to keep our love hot. Sounds like a contradiction right?
It’s not about being better, working harder, doing more, trying more. It is finished.
But it is about receiving and living in response to that love and grace. It’s about talking hold of the amazing opportunity we have to know God, and make Him known. It’s about saying YES to the invitation to draw near.
Imagine a couple that said I do, exchanged rings and then walked down the aisle never to speak to each other again.
Hot love? Fresh passion? Real relationship? I think not.
We have the amazing invitation to know God, really know Him. He is worthy of all worship and honour. The Creator of the Universe calls us to draw aside and seek Him, to find Him. Revelation sustains us. That wonder and awe that revelation brings stirs our hearts to love God more. It provokes us to worship Him. It demonstrates how real and wonderful He is.
One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4
Let’s put down our excuses and respond to His love.
When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:8