Life has a habit of (if not careful) turning us into lukewarm believers. With so much pressure around us, and with so many distractions, it is easy to take your foot off the peddle, slow down, lose balance, and even crash.
When I find myself in this situation, I immediately know that my relationship with God isn’t healthy. It leads me to question how I am supposed to stay strong and focused in my faith when I am not seeking Him, relying on Him, and trusting Him? Doing the right thing should lead to a change in direction and help me stop paying lip service to the one who has my interests at heart.
I am reminded that God isn’t just a friend, but the creator and sustainer of life itself. He knows me more than myself or my closest companion. He knows when I am pretending, hiding secrets, lying, masking the real me, putting on a false show for the masses, being a hypocrite, and unselfishly proud. It is time to stop and be serious!
1 Thessalonians 5v16-18
Rejoice always and delight in your faith; be unceasing and persistent in prayer; in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
God, please help me stay focused on you at all times and demonstrate this through my praise for you. Help me not to give up on or give in to those around me. Lord, I am nothing without you, I want to be more like you, I want to be led by you, and I want to engage with you in a meaningful way. Thank you for being there for me and not giving up on me even when I have and continue to mess up.