Are You a Nominal Christian?
Schedules have shifted, new responsibilities of keeping life “safe” – the list goes on and on. Valid reasons, or easily used excuses – many of us are coasting in our relationship with the Lord.
We’ve fallen into the category of “nominal.” We don’t go to church except for an occasional Sunday (and only then when we feel safe – or up to it after a week of weird new normal), our schedule has shifted and our early morning quiet times are hit and miss and as far as accountability with other believers – well, most of our friends are in the same boat as we are, drifting along, waiting for life to right itself.
Bad news: Life is never going to feel like it did pre-COVID, pre-March 2020.
Good news: Even in the midst of all the societal upheaval, you can still cultivate a thriving, impactful relationship with God. In fact, now more than ever, you need it. I’m not saying you for you-sake. I’m saying you need it because the world needs it. Your tribe needs you to be the kind of person who can call on God and he will respond. The kind of person who knows the truth of God’s word and will stand on it – while lovingly leading others to it.
We need your voice, your prayers going up to God – and your voice, your very being reaching out to mankind offering life and hope and balance, the voice of reason in a time of uncertainty.
Resist nominalism. Pursue God. Be the friend of God in trying times like Moses and Abraham and Samuel who had a relationship with God that became salvation for many. Return to your first love and let’s start being the hope that the world needs. Remember, repent, and do the things that will renew your relationship with the living God.
“’Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore form where you have fallen; repent and do the first works…’” Revelation 2:5 NKJV
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What’s your dream? I pray you will be inspired and encouraged to pursue all God has for you. Now, more than ever, we need people of faith to go, do and become the light for the world.