Do You Have Hope-so or Know-so Faith?
I have a serious question for you. Do you have hope-so faith or know-so faith? Do you “hope” that you will go to Heaven? Or do you “know” that you will go to Heaven?
Let’s go back to basics. We all become like those we spend time with. So, get a piece of paper and let’s take time to:
**Review your relationships (including TV/computer/cell). Are they drawing you closer to the Savior or away from Him?
**Review how you spend your discretionary time. Are you feeding your mind/spirit/soul with trash or with a banquet?
**Review the priority you give to spending time in the Word of God (The Holy Bible). Remember that we become like those we spend time with.
A good way to begin to get that “know-so” faith is to practice the presence of God. Be aware of His presence. Everywhere. All the time. In all circumstances. He is a gentleman. He won’t push Himself on you. It’s your choice to: Seek–with a vengeance–a relationship with Him. As though your eternal life depends on it. Because it does! Literally. Eternally.
It’s that time of year when we start new schedules. It’s time to: Schedule in the Lord. Purposefully make time with Him and His Word a priority in your schedule. Highlight it in your day-planner or calendar. Then keep that appointment as though it is a “date” with the coolest person in the world. Because it is! (And the best part is, the relationship also carries over to the next world as well. It doesn’t get any better than that!)
Be honest with Him. He knows it all anyway. He loves you. He created you, so He knows why your life is “stuck” or not working as you had hoped it would. He knows you’re hurting over betrayal or disappointment or because you made a decision that has turned your world upside down. He knows what is tempting you. He can provide that way out. But the only way to get the power to be the best you can be is through an intentional relationship with Him and His Word. He promises to meet you there.
If you need help working it through, that’s my favorite thing to do…to walk alongside “imperfect” people like me…imperfect people that want to be all the Lord wants us to be. It is so much easier when you have a trusted ally to walk the path with you. Don’t worry. Nothing you say will surprise me. We all struggle. Me, too. That is the nature of this world. It is not our home. We are only passing through. We’re “getting ready for” the next…the so-much-better-world. The first call is my gift to you. Just email me to arrange it. It is that easy. Let’s get started with this new schedule determined to get back to basics…whatever it takes! Onward! loavesandfishescoaching.com
Excellent as always Pam. Like any relationship, our relationship with God has to be worked at; it doesn’t just happen. If we really love someone we want to spend time with them; it’s not onerous; not something that we have to do, are required to do. No! It’s a joy and we can’t wait to do it. Remember the days of young love? Those long ‘phone calls? Even after spending an evening together there was always so much more to talk about – enough to keep you on the ‘phone for hours!That’s what it can be like with God – just can’t wait for that special time each day…
Comment by Karen Mace
Good point. I hadn’t thuohgt about it quite that way. 🙂
Comment by Tina