If Jesus was willing to give up all the comforts of Heaven and come down as a man to suffer and die for us that we might have an eternal communion with Him, then we must be very important to Him. He must truly want us to have an opportunity to experience the home that He’s preparing for us in Heaven and it must be vital that we take our relationship with Him seriously so those things to come about. Considering those truths made clear through the Scriptures, the time we make top priority in our daily walk with Jesus will be the most valuable use of our time. We must keep the perspective that making Jesus the Lord of our life is vital to life itself.
The world will creep in like a wave overtaking a sandcastle on the beach. There’s no way around that. Our job is not to try and escape the world and its failings, but to learn how to build ourselves up our holy faith so that we will stand firm and not fall apart when the waves of the world overcome us (Jude 1:20). The main reason people tend to fade away from accountability and community that comes from growing together in a church body of believers is because sin has been allowed to creep in. We all struggle with sin on many levels. There are times when we easily gain victory over a sin, leaving it behind. But at other times we can get caught up in it and before we even know it, we feel defeated and ashamed.
If you look at your life and realize that you don’t have daily time with the Lord and fellowship with other believers as a top priority, ask God to speak to your heart. Jesus understands what we go through daily and wants more than anything to help us navigate our lives. Sin doesn’t have to be shocking and dramatic. It can simply be that life has gotten busy. Sometimes it’s easier to let our fellowship with God slip away than other things that demand time.
Satan will do everything to get our eyes off whatever God has laid out for us. Let’s be smarter than that but continue to remain ready to get up and get back in step with the Great Shepherd as our guide. It’s always good to be “home”.
Read: John 14:2-3
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on Guard the Truth on September 28th, 2019 - Watch Sermon