Most of us are so full of fervor and ambition when we first turn to the Lord for salvation. We want to go out and conquer the world for Him.
But as time goes on, we may lose that drive to do all for Him. We may become so involved with the other aspects of our life that we soon find ourselves buried in other pursuits.
We don’t realize what we are doing until one day we look up and see how far we have traveled away from Him. It is then that we realize that all those other things in our lives have moved in and taken our time and attention away from Him.
It is then that we need to repent of letting other things come first. It is then that we need to remember our first love and to move back to where we were at the beginning of our Christian life.
But, how do we keep from veering off in the wrong direction in the first place?
We do this by being sure to walk by His side daily.
By being attentive to His voice. By being fully attuned to, and completely surrendered to the Holy Spirit. And we do this by reading His Word, the Bible, by meditating on what we read there and by praying daily.
If any of those is missing in our life, it will be almost inevitable that one day we will find ourselves further away from Him with a pile of ‘things’ between us and Him.
God gave us the Bible for a purpose – so that we would know Him and so that we would understand what He requires of us.
God gave us His Son for a purpose – so that we could have forgiveness for our sins and so that we would have an open line of communication to Him through prayer.
God gave us the Holy Spirit for a purpose – so that He could guide us through this life and enable us to do what God is asking of us.
As we go through this year, let us resolve to be mindful of where He stands in our lives. Let us be mindful of keeping our daily walk close to Him.
He gave His Son’s life for us. The least we can do is give ours for Him.