I recently realized that I knew God since I was around 4 or 5. He has been my Savior since 8, and I've been saved by baptism for almost six years now. I knew the basics. I knew what everyone knew about Jesus and then some. I understood salvation and the father, son, and Holy Spirit. I knew many facts, stories, and vital information in the bible but something was missing. I never got to know God as I should have on an intimate level. I was convicted because he not only knows me he chose me. There are people who know nothing about God. There are also people who know something, go to church, but their hearts are far from him. My heart wasn’t far but I was comfortable with him so I didn’t put in much effort.
Have you ever found yourself rushing prayers, reading one verse and being done, listening to gospel then doing your own thing, or not spending anytime at all with God some days? Well if you haven’t you can stop reading now saint this is not for you. If you have done some of those things however, know I have been there. I realized our relationship did not have fire anymore. I was so used to God. I thought why put in a daily effort, he’s alwayyyyyys going to be there! I was involved in a one sided relationship and I was on the negative end. God got to know me. He protected me from places and people intended to hurt me. He knew what I liked so he placed goals in me to accomplish. He knew I liked to relax so he blessed me with a career that consists of full time only being three days a week. This list goes on and on. How was he so considerate of me, and I let days go by when I wasn’t even thinking about him?
It’s a concept that MANY of us our facing right now. We are not in a relationship with God at all. If you thought saying God bless, or putting you loveee God in your bio was enough your mistaken. Going to church aint enough, and praying God is good over your food real quick won’t do it either. My Pastor actually preached on the privilege of being in a relationship with Jesus today. It blew me away because he basically confirmed that I need to get my relationship status together and not treat this like some ordinary thing. God is not your homie, genie in a bottle, sister/friend, woe, or your plug (I hate seeing that on IG I swearrrrrrrrrrrr). He is our King, Father, and somebody you need to be connected to on a deep level at all times. At work one day we were talking about what kind of girlfriends we were. I told them I was the girlfriend that wants to be all in your face at all times like all over you; that’s the way I show my love. God got me because he said well Kylie while your waiting why aint you all up on me? Why aint you all in my face? Right there he got me and I knew what I should be doing in our relationship.
When I used to go out I got ready (drunk and dressed) around 9, left so I could get in free before 11 or 12, and stayed out until 3am or 4am on a day where I was really feeling myself. The Holy Spirit challenged me to spend a month worth of weekends just like that, except this time it’s with God and see how much our relationship grows. So from 8pm to 4am Friday and Saturday nights it’s on. I wonder what my life is going to look like. If I could do it for an all white party I'm shame if I can’t do it for my God. I don’t know what he’s challenging you to do but get on it ASAP. God is not playing with you. If you don’t want a real relationship with him that fine but don’t be surprised when you reach the gates and he says he never knew you go back to your afterhours spot. I don’t know about you but I don’t have time to waste. Get that relationship together and expect everything to begin to shift for the better.
I pray you have a blessed week. Don’t forget to get your copy of God Set Me Up as well. If you have any other questions, comments, concerns, or prayer request you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you are interested in attending my bible study here in Pittsburgh email me as well. Love you like woah.