Slavic, Christian, are you thriving spiritually?
Are you thriving spiritually?
Are you engaging in the Word of God?
Are you engaging in daily prayer?
Are you engaging in worship?
What about fasting and fellowship? Are you engaging in these things or are you coasting through life saying, “I’m a Christian, that’s enough.”
I’ve heard Slavic, Christians say, “I grew up in the church. I know of God, and that’s good enough for me. I’m gonna get to heaven by the skin of my teeth and I’m good. I’m gonna repent in the last moment, I’m fine. I go to church on Sundays, I’m fine.”
What if that was not good enough? What if going to church on Sundays and calling yourself a Christian but not digging any deeper isn’t good enough.
Dear viewer, if there are aspects of your life that you’re struggling with, things like depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, it tells me that there’s a spiritual problem that is not being confronted.
If you’re smoking, drinking, cheating on your spouse, or watching pornography-if these are behaviors you’re engaging in, it means that you have drifted far away from the Lord.
There will be people that read this and say, “How dare you accuse me of something like that.” I don’t, God does.
I was there once, going through life as a Sunday Christian; better yet, I was going to church every day, and I thought, “I’m good, I’m saved.” When in reality, I was living in fear, shame, envy, judgment, and criticism. I had all sorts of inner troubles within me.
And then God told me “Ilona, the lifestyle you live is not good enough for me. What I want you to do is draw closer to me because I want to change you. I want you to draw closer to me so you can know my voice. I want you to draw closer to me so you can know my will.”
But the question is, did I want that? Was I willing to sacrifice my comfort? Was I willing to sacrifice my image to get what God was trying to give me? Here’s something else that He taught me, “Ilona, I could take away every single one of your problems if you bring them to me.”
Now, dear reader, here lay my responsibility, was I willing to seek God daily in word, prayer, and worship?
Or did I want to go back to scrolling on my phone? Did I want to go back to avoiding my problems? I may have. I realized, if there is a better life, why don’t I want it? If there’s a better life where I can have joy, peace, freedom, hope, faith, why don’t I run towards it?
That’s where I am now. And that’s where I strive to go every single day. But here’s the truth, it takes a lot of work. It takes a lot of work to commit to reading the Bible every day, journaling, spending time in devotion, and meditating on Him, engaging in true prayer and worship. It takes a lot of effort to fellowship with people and open up vulnerably.
I want to give you this gift. Are you ready to give all of you up and say, “Lord, I’m ready-I’m ready to chase you, pursue you, and love you.”
Dear reader, if you are but have no idea how to start, reach out to me, and I will guide you.
I will teach you everything He has been teaching me, to set you on a path where you get to hear His voice. The choice is yours.