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Faith, Relying on God, Spiritual Life, Your Walk With God
Now therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation. Hebrews 2:1-2
The Christian life is not a destination; it’s a journey. This past week we celebrated the life, sacrificial death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For me, remembering the most pivotal point in history is one of the greatest highlights of every year. Who can reflect on the Lord’s sacrifice and the redemption that is ours in Him and not be changed? Are you like me; every Easter do you remember the time when you surrendered your life to the Lord?
While your Christian life began at that moment you came by faith to the cross of Christ, it most certainly doesn’t stop there. With Easter behind us now, I want to ask you: are you moving ahead into all the great things that God has for you?
This is one of the primary messages of the book of Hebrews as we will learn this week in our new series, “Don’t Stop Now: Fire Up!” The author repeatedly warns us as believers in Christ Jesus to keep our relationship with God current and passionate. Don’t let your heart get hard, or cold, or calloused to the things of Christ! Press on to what’s ahead. Hebrews 2:1 urges: “Now therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.”
When you came to Christ you made some promises to God, right? How are you doing with them? Don’t drift away from the most important thing in your life. Here are some penetrating questions to keep your relationship with God on fire:
You say, “I don’t want to drift away. What can I do?” Perfect question! Your answer is in verse 1: “Therefore we must pay close attention.” What a great wake-up call! Pay attention—this matters! If you think you might be drifting away a little bit—come back! If you’ve been caught up in other things and lost sight of your primary purpose—come back to the Lord.
In the most loving way I know how, I urge you to stay on course. If it’s been several days . . . or weeks since you knelt in humility before the Lord with your life open before Him, get on your knees right now. Review the five questions above. Ask the Lord to show you the areas of your heart that need a fresh touch from Him and a recommitment from you.
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