If you have ever thought or said, I’ll start going to “church” after I get my life together- please understand that you never will. Life is just life. The same stuff you have in your head at 13 is the same stuff you have at 53. If you are blessed you get older. The people in the church aren’t any more together than you most of the time. For some that is all they know. Don’t judge. They just realized the importance of being there and getting right with God before you did.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 23
The invisible, omnipotent, omniscient God loves you and everyone that in their heart and mind (believes that) and is trying to get right with Him.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
But it isn’t easy. The Bible is full of stories of people trying to get it right. People that tried to make rules to make themselves righteous. You can’t do it no matter how many laws there are. There are other forces trying and successfully influencing us not to trust in God. It’s not always demonic. Sometimes is us. Failures, setbacks, ego, death, and things we have seen cloud our judgment or turn us away from His love.
God doesn’t want robots. He gives us freewill so that we have to make a choice. It’s easy and hard at the same time. It’s perception. It’s education. It’s life.
Choose today. Not choosing is a choice. No one gets a pass. The earlier you get onboard, the better your future can be. If you wait for the perfect moment, you’ll be waiting the rest of your life. We are all serving someone or something. We move and are motivated by all kinds of things. Some are chasing dreams, the mighty dollar, fame, sex, a high, an escape, food, and even a child. We can get lost over time and forget why we are mad, why we got so angry and how we got to this place.
Now is all you have. Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Heavenly father, the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, the great I am. I realize today that I will never have it all together. Forgive me for everything I have done in my life that was against you. Help me. Help me understand and grow closer to you. I choose you. Come into my heart and mind. Reclaim my soul and give me the life you have for me. Cleanse me. Give me a right Spirit. I accept your Son Jesus Christ as my personal savior. Show me the way. Protect me from evil. Lead me out of my current situation. Give me peace. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Rev. Kenn Blanchard is a professional speaker, writer, podcaster, and digital influencer. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook He is the force behind BlackManWithAGun.com, founder of Blanchard.Media and the SpeaklifeChurch.net