“Relief or Relationship”

“Relief or Relationship”

What motivates us to do what we do? Why do we do what we do? What is our motive for serving God? Why do we serve God? What are we really looking for, relief or relationship? Some people are looking only for fire insurance! Do people serve God only for what He can do for them or do they serve Him for what He’s already done for them on the cross? Serving God is not based on what we can get from Him, but by what we can give to Him! What is it that we can give to Him that He doesn’t already have? We can give Him our love, in a daily love-relationship, along with our appreciation and thanksgiving for what He’s already given us, our salvation! Jesus tells us in Matthew 22:36-40 (please read), that we should love the Lord with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind. Notice the word “all”! On the day we were saved, didn’t we give Him our life, our total life, or did we give Him just pieces of our life, or have we since then taken some back that we had previously given to Him? Our life consists of our everything! Does our life consist of one or two hours on Sunday morning? The Apostle Paul describes “the Christian’s life” in Galatians 2:20 and in Colossians 3:1-4 (please read). Is our life totally “hidden with Him” or are there parts of our “old life” still “peeking through”? What do others see, and what does He see? Is serving God a “burdensome obligation” or is it a “precious privilege”? There’s a big difference! Are people’s relationship with the Lord a got to relationship or is it a get to relationship? There’s a big difference? Are people’s priorities aligned with the Lord’s desires for their lives or are their priorities aligned with their desires? What or who is at the top of our priority list? Have you noticed, most of this message is in question form? Maybe today is the time to take and make and examination, a self-examination of who we are and our priority list! “Yes, it’s time, saith the Lord!”

Forever Following Jesus,

Gary Pittman, Founder and Sr. Pastor


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