DEFINE THE RELATIONSHIP…
Last night in church we started a new small group that really gets you to think about where you are with Christ. It is based off the book by Kyle Idleman called Not a Fan. Define your relationship with God? This is not for us to judge others based off of our relationship with God but to take a good self-evaluation of where we truly are with our creature… Are you a fan our are you a follower? Most fans would say they are followers… the Pharisees would have said they were followers and yet they killed Jesus. A fan is an enthusiastic admirer, you may know all the scripture in the world but do you have a true relationship with God. Followers are devoted and sacrifice is required to be a follower.
Luke 9:23, “Then he (Jesus) said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”
As Uncle Ben would say, “With great power comes great responsibility.” God has empowered us with the Holy Spirit now we are responsible to do something with that daily! In the Gospels Jesus says believe in me something like five times but He says follow me twenty! We are to follow Him! Being a committed follower of Jesus means that He has an all access pass to your life. Is there rooms that you are trying to keep Jesus out of?
So have you DEFINED THE RELATIONSHIP with God yet… or did you just say a prayer of salvation and left it at that? God does not want a causal relationship with you where you come to church and put your two dollars in the tithe plate then forget about Him the rest of the week…
JESUS WANTS TO GIVE YOU A COMPLETE OVERHAUL NOT JUST A TUNE UP!
SO ARE YOU A FAN OR A FOLLOWER?