Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were on a deserted island, with no other human being around? Follow me here.
Close your eyes and what do you see? Darkness. If you put your fingers in your ears you only hear the sound of our own breathing. Now, at this point you are experiencing what blind people go through, but go further and imagine there is no one else around to help you (and you can’t see anything). Go even further and imagine you are the only one existing on earth and it is total darkness. I’m not talking about hell. I’m just trying to take away everything we’re accustomed to relying on, including light and warmth from the sun. Go even further and imagine there are no rivers or oceans, because there is no earth. Even though we don’t realize it, we are completely reliant upon God for our life and sustenance.
If you can follow me with this scenario, perhaps you’ll understand where I am in my relationship with our LORD GOD; which is complete reliance upon Him for everything I have, realizing He gave me everything I have, and I did not work for it; even though I’ve made choices leading up to where I am, it was Him who gave me those opportunities in my life, and He created everything that I’ve worked with, and gave me a sound mind and strong physical attributes that enable me to work and play, throughout my life that He created. Thus everything I am and have done He has given me (and you).
If we were stripped of everything we own, everything God has given us, and there was no one else on earth to care for us, wouldn’t we realize we are nothing without Him, who has given us our very breath? WHAT DOES IT TAKE?
Why do some people put everything else before Him? After coming to this realization that everything we work for each day will either waste away, rust, spoil, or ruin, and they are things we cannot take with us when God decides our time on earth is up, why do we exert so much energy on them?
Why do we consider everyone and everything else (such as a TV for example) as a top priority for our time schedule? Why will some people watch a TV program instead of reading God’s Word, or choose a movie over a sermon on TV, or choose an event on Sunday, instead of going to church to hear God’s Word?
It is written that faith comes by hearing God’s Word, and if we don’t go where we can hear His Word, how can we be people of great faith? Are the people in charge of the sports your child is playing in demanding that they play on Sundays, causing you and your children to miss church? YOU NEED TO PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN as parents and make them schedule around Sundays!
How can we have faith to believe that God has heard our prayers and will grant them, if we don’t go where we can receive faith by hearing His Word? Yes, He gives each one a measure of faith. When does He give it to us? When we are born, or when we receive Jesus into our hearts?
How can we believe in Him, if we don’t know Him? I ask you, “Do you know Him?”
Jesus is the Light of the world.
John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Are you in darkness?