Tuesday, 31 January 2012

IGNORANCE IS NOT AN EXCUSE

Romans 1:21-22
"Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused."


This Scripture reminds me of who I was the majority part of  Christian life until my eyes were finally opened in the last 2 years 3months and 13 days. Not knowing our identity of who we are in Christ is a great tragedy as children of God. As a young child, I loved God very much with so much passion and zeal for anything and everything to do with God. However, unfortunately  like the Bible politely puts it, "Zeal without knowledge is foolish" and likewise I believe  knowledge without zeal is a pit from which it is nearly impossible to escape from. I know because I have been there and I can tell you now not a very pleasant place to be either. I honestly thought with all my heart I knew God and who He was but I didn't and through my ignorance and foolishness paid a very costly and huge price for it with my life. And not only that, I also dragged my family and friends into it as well. Remember, when our lives are a mess it doesn't only affect us but also all the people who love and care about us. Not fair is it?

Denying God’s existence is not going to change the fact that He is there or thinking what you believe or know God to be isn't going to change who He is either. Ignorance is not an excuse – it is just ignorance! In the last  2 years 3 months and 13 days, my knowledge of who God is and  my identity in Him as His precious child has completely brought a fresh and a new meaning to my Christian life. And I can assure you friends that God makes it a point to make Himself known to us if only we will desire and avail ourselves to knowing Him by exposing ourselves to His written word through our bible reading and studying daily and consistently. He says in John 15:5, " I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

With this in mind friends, I want to encourage each one of us to make a conscious decision and effort daily to invest in our spiritual well-being through learning and building an intimate relationship with Him daily by spending quality time with Him through studying His word and communicating with Him through prayer.  We must make every effort to stay connected and remain in Him through every means possible. With His word lighting our path, we are armed with truth, so we can make informed decisions that will help us grow, not lead us into deception.


VERSE FOR MEDITATING
 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.--Psalm 119:105

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