One of the reasons we never grow closer to God is because of our inability to self-assess how far we actually are from God. We don’t see the reality of our desperate need for God, and thus we remain ambivalent in our pursuit of Him. How can we learn to recognize whether is He is really very important to us?

We must assess what is most important to us. 

If you want to discover what is most important in your life, then take an inventory of what you think about most when no one is looking, or when no one is forcing you to think about anything in particular.

What percentage of your thoughts include anything about God? Isn’t whatever we think about most—REALLY our God. When we develop a passion for God, He receives ultimate consideration in all we do and say. It’s like being in love. Our lover dominates our thoughts. We plan our life around being with him (or her). We are excited to be with him and joyful in his presence.

Does this come even close to describing your current relationship with God? 

When I self-assessed, I realized how little I thought about God. If I truly believed (in my head) there was no lover who would ever love me like He does, then I was a fool not to pursue Him so that thought worked deep into the recesses of my heart. His love is worth pursuing. The Bible says: “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John‬ ‭4:9-10‬) No one we know loves us like this!

If God seems distant to you—turn around and seek Him passionately. Jesus’ sacrifice built the bridge across the chasm of our sin in order to love us better than we’ve ever been loved.

 

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