I woke up this morning with a thought on my mind. “Who needs God less after they have made it?” It’s very common to see the less fortunate and “lower classes” trusting in and pursuing favor from the unseen, all powerful don’t forget forgiving (finger pointed,while looking up) God. More often it seems that once people get to a certain point financially,
intellectually or socially that it seems that their need for God diminishes. The “it doesn’t take all of that” coupled with “you can’t judge me” or “I have a great relationship with God” mindset kicks in. I saw a man the other day with a shirt “only God can judge me” written on it. Now as I’m writing this the thought occurred that you may want some sample polling first. No we can’t pronounce final judgement but we may be able to point some areas to tweak before God does. Back to Now that I made it, How is it that we can think that because we have overcome that trial or passed that test, that somehow we could need less instead of more of God?
Could you imagine as you make more money consciously deciding to decrease your savings because of the increase. How about lowering your insurance on items as they increase in value?
Let me just remind you that your soul is your most valuable possession. As you grow in Christ your value increases. Not only have you been redeemed and delivered, you know the God that raises a standard against the enemy. You don’t have to repeat the stories of another because the Lord has given you your own. Once the miracle of salvation begins to bear the fruit of the Spirit in you you become a prized target. So don’t get comfortable or complacent remember you are more valuable now than before. For this reason, if for no other, we need more of God today than yesterday.
Now that I made it ?
Satan hasn’t given up because you have “made it”. On the contrary he has put you up on the most wanted list. Now before you shout in agreement thinking that this part applies to you consider this. What are you doing (not distant past, like right now and near future) to affect change in the lives of people on behalf of Christ? Or better yet, maybe we should be saying since Christ has brought me through to this point I know that I need more of Him to get me through to the next. Let us be reminded and never forget, that the more we get of God through Christ the more we need Him. If you’re reading this then think have you really made it yet? Heaven with as many followers as possible should be our goal. Hope to see you then!
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