16 Nov Heart to Heart with God: Day 166_Go West
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 166- West Palm Beach, Florida: Go West
As new explorers in America headed west looking for riches and new resources they had one fundamental idea in mind, growth. They packed up all of their earthly possessions and belongings as they hoped to strike it rich when they finally settled in their new home. They embarked on a journey that was long and hard for that period of time and many of the families who set out to explore this new land, eventually claimed that the mission of exploration was a success. However, these triumphs did not come without great peril and loss of life for those who were unfit for the expedition.
Our journey with Jesus Christ is similar to what those brave people experienced in that period of time. At some point we must realize the importance of not wasting the blessings from God, which we have been given so that we may “Go West” with God. When we do this we are able to fully understand our faith and also succeed in our overall vision for a holy life together as one Church of Christ. It is up to us to make that decision, and our willingness to sacrifice everything that we have in order to gain the Kingdom of God is real.
From the Apostle Matthew we are taught about how we must give up all that we have and follow God: “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me”. This is our opportunity to explore and chart a new course for our lives. We do not have to fail or lose the race due to the fact that we are not true believers. We must not allow temptation and the devil to control our actions. We must not worship false Gods or love ourselves more than we love others if we want to go home to our Father on Judgment Day, right? Every day is an opportunity to learn and love more with Jesus Christ as our guide. Amen.
Reflection Day #166
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: