The sad truth about of the secularization of Christianity, is that it robs us of the magnificent, personal relationship we were created to have with Christ! Although the secularization of Christianity has many facets, to me, the saddest is:

The failure of Christians to take Christ seriously enough to build a relationship with Him and allow Him to penetrate EVERY area of their life.

I can’t say it better than Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Pastor and spy for the Allies in WWII, who spoke out boldly against Hitler and the Nazi regime. Bonhoeffer understood that the secularization of the German Christians had much to do with the evil empire being birthed right under their noses. Bonhoeffer wrote:

“One admires Christ [and] calls him the greatest ethicist; one admires his…death as a heroic sacrifice for his ideas. Only one thing one doesn’t do: One doesn’t take him seriously. One maintains a distance between himself…and the word of Christ, and allows no serious encounter to take place. I can doubtless live with or without Jesus as a religious genius, as an ethicist…however,[if] there be something in Christ that claims my life entirely with the full seriousness that God himself speaks and if the word of God once became present only in Christ, then Christ has not only relative but absolute, urgent significance for me. Understanding Christ means taking Christ seriously.

Do you DAILY feel a compelling NECESSITY to take your relationship with God seriously?

God desired a relationship with us so much that He believed our life worth giving His only Son.

The Bible is God’s precious Word—His love letter—to us. Don’t you long to passionately desire to know what He has written to you? He sent His Spirit to fill our deepest longing for relationship. This only happens when we experience GOD.

We must rid ourselves of the dangerous belief that we may obtain the immense blessings of a relationship with God while we keep Him at arms length; or, the thought that we can make Him come to us on OUR terms. When we pursue Him, by reading His Word, talking to Him, and living in obedience to His ways—we begin to build a relationship. We experience Him—His power, love and wisdom and His presence penetrate every area of our life. He becomes our greatest addiction and we never want to live without Him.

 “Whom have I in heaven but you?” (Psalms 73:25)

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