Does your walk with Christ seem stagnant or ineffective? Want to live out a radical relationship with the Lord? A life marked by the power of the Holy Spirit, and the peace that surpasses all understanding? Here’s seven simple steps:
Read God’s Word – Psalm 119:105~Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Applying that truth – James 1:22~But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Diligently seeking Him – Hebrews 11:6~But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Intimately knowing Him – Philippians 1:10~That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.
Confident in Him – Proverbs 14:26~In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
Actively following Him – Luke 9:23~And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Loving Him – Matthew 22:37-40~Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Let’s commit to taking these 7 steps~ reading and applying scripture, seeking and knowing God, having confidence in Him, following and loving Jesus~ and enjoy the blessings of a radical relationship with Christ today!
If you’re looking for a good book on the subject, I recommend “Radical: Taking back your faith from the American dream” by David Platt. It will provoke your thoughts, break your heart, and inspire you to action! Here’s an excerpt:
“God beckons storm clouds and they come. He tells the wind to blow and the rain to fall, and they obey immediately. He speaks to the mountains, ‘You go there’, and they do it. Everything in all creation resonds in obedience to the Creator… until we get to you and me. We have the audacity to look God in the face and say, ‘No’.”