What Will it Take?

I’ve had this on my mind for a while, but just couldn’t seem to put it into words. Timing is everything. If you are reading this, please know that it is written in love. I’m not being judgmental – that’s not my job. There are people I love so much who are missing the joy of the Lord…. and possibly eternal life. I’ll never give up on you, just as God never gives up on me.

I almost hate to use this analogy, but I think it’s something that most people can relate to….

Imagine you are on Facebook, and it hits you that you haven’t heard from or noticed anything from a particular friend in a while. You really don’t talk much, but at the very least you make sure you don’t miss commenting on those special occasions – like birthdays, Christmas, etc. Your life (like everyone else’s) is busy, so you hardly take the time to get to know your friend. Your only invite was in the beginning – a friend request. Sadly, you missed the obvious that your lack of communication did matter.

Communication stops, but you hear others talk about how much they love and appreciate ‘that friend’, and you just don’t get it. You wonder what on earth you did wrong to be treated this way. You become sad, angry… and perhaps bitter.As time goes on, you check to see if they deactivated their FB page, then you are shocked when you discover that they are still there alright – but you’re no longer a friend.

Does this sound familiar? Can you relate to the above because of a similar experience on Facebook, or because it represents your relationship with God? Having someone unfriend you is one thing, but hearing our Lord say “I never knew you” would be devastating. It’s not too late to invite Him into your life…..He’s just waiting for your request.

3 Comments on “What Will it Take?”

  1. You are so right, Teri: communication matters. We too often miss out on the joy of the Lord because we don’t avail ourselves of God’s Word to us, or our privilege to communicate with Him in prayer. Thank you for this reminder in the form of a timely analogy! And thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. I pray you’ll find the posts meaningful and encouraging.

  2. What a great analogy used for this message. I have a great relationship with God, but am aiming to have an even greater one as the days, months and years go on. I love how you say what you feel you need to say without being preachy. You don’t realize how much you are helping others. Thanks!

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