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IN GOOD DAYS AND IN BAD DAYS: YOU NEED GOD




YOU NEED GOD JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DAY

1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing,

This one thing have i come to see, we tend to get closer to God; pray earnestly, fast, study the Word, attend church services, crusades, revivals and a lot more of spiritual practices mostly in the days of adversity. 

We tend to be much more devoted and seek to get closer to God, not because we are really thirsty and hungry for more of him, nor because we are conscious of the fact that our life as Christians consist in a continual gaze upon the saving God. We go about wearing upon our face the mask of humility and total obedience, we start living righteously suddenly and holy living we get ourselves acquainted with, in no distant time to the time our pains and sorrow comes upon us.

Meanwhile, our trouble is in nothing else other than this; that we often forget God when life is good and easy, when those things we seek, wanted and perhaps needed are right within our grasp. Of which the moment we are short of these things, our journey of sudden closeness and hunger for God begins.

Take a man of sorrow and pains away from a prayer mountain, feed him, meet his needs, make life easy for him and let him i pray thee forget his troubles and pains at least for a life time; sooner than you think, he would have forgotten his prayer life, fasting and studying days, his whole of righteous, holy, humility and obedience to God and the things of God would he have forgotten, and his thought of a saving God in his days of adversity, even his continual gaze upon the saving God would have diminished enormously. 

A. W. TOZER Put it nicely when he says "let the average man be put to the proof on the question of who or what is above, and his true position will be expressed, let him be forced into making a choice between God and money, between God and men, between God and personal ambition, God and self, God and human love, and God will take the second place every time.. "

THE LAODICEAN CHURCH A VIVID IMAGERY 

Revelation 3:14-17 "And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—... 

... "because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing"... 

And that is where our dilemma lies, we often forget God and tends to plunge ourselves into our good old days, just as comforts comes into our habitat.

SEE THIS: THE TYRANNY OF THINGS 


Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, [that] the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

..."buy from Me gold refined in the fire..."  i.e. In Me lies your sustenance, in me lies everything you ever need. Outside of me, you are nothing. The comfort that life gives is nothing compared to the endless riches i have in stock for you. 

For this purpose, this short article is reminding us that our life as Christians depends or is affixed in Christ when we continually gaze upon the saving God, irrespective of whatever betides us; be it in pains and sorrow, joy and sadness, in summer or winter, in rainy and in sunny days. 

We keep on praying, studying and most of our spiritual activities we do continually. 
We don't cut tides with God because of our comfort. 
In good days and in the other, we pray, we fast, we praise, we study, much more, noting hindering us. This we do until it becomes a lifestyle which we can never recover from again. 

I call you blessed. 
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