Return to God
Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Return to
Me," says the LORD of hosts, "and I will return to you,"
Zechariah 1:3 (NKJV)
God places much of the burden of what we will
become on our response to Him. If we have drifted from God, His call is to
return to Him. God promises that if we will return, He will immediately renew
His relationship with us. James 4:8 promises that if we draw near to God, He
will draw near to us. Matthew 7:7 guarantees that if we seek Christ, we will
find Him. Much of the Christian life rests upon our response and our desire to
experience God to the fullest.
Why is it that some Christians seem to go so much
deeper in their walk with God than others? Why have some had such powerful
intercessory prayer ministries that have changed the courses of nations? Why
has God chosen to anoint the words of some so that, when they speak or pray or
preach, it is obvious that their words are consecrated by God? It is because
these individuals have committed themselves to pursue God until His presence is
powerfully real in their lives. They have decided to settle for nothing less
than a vibrant relationship with God, and He has honored their desire.
Have you become complacent with your relationship
with God, or are you hungering for more? Don’t become satisfied with a
relationship with God that is broken by sin and void of the power of the Holy
Spirit. You have just as much of God’s powerful presence available to you as
the greatest saint in Christian history! Return to God. There is so much more
in store for you if you will return to Him. He awaits your response.