One of my favorite things to do during the Summer is go to the beach. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve been skim-boarding or swimming, and not realize that I was slowly moving further and further away from where I started. I never intended to, it just naturally happened, and it wasn’t until I’d go to find my chair when I realize how far I actually drifted. It’s funny to think about, but the Christian life can be a lot like swimming at the beach. Many times you start off right, but if you aren’t intentional about staying aligned with Christ you will drift away from the life He has for you.
Paul talks about this to the Romans when he says “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.” (Rom 12.2 MSG). The reality is you are either aligning yourself with culture or you are aligning yourself with Christ. This will not be a one-time event either. You have to renew your mind every single day. This must become a lifestyle.
Here is one way to keep yourself aligned with God:
“And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. —John 14:13-14
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” –Martin Luther
Prayer is sharing your heart with the one who truly cares about what you have to say. Jesus does not judge you, fault you, or push you away; instead He promises that as “you draw near to him, He will draw near to you.” Simply talk to Him – He is listening.
- Find a quiet place
- Eliminate all distractions
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