For those who have been journeying with me through all 50 Days, we are at the halfway point in our study. As we live our lives aiming to have an all in relationship with God, sometimes we need to take a quick evaluation of where we are. If you a seasoned Christian or brand new, I wonder what level you would give your commitment to Jesus? Are you fully committed to what God calls you to, or Sunday’s are your thing and that’s enough? Most would be somewhere in the middle.
“For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”
John 4:24 NLT
We are called to be fully committed in all we do. The people at our work and play should notice something in us that makes us stand out from those around us. Maybe we don’t drink booze, curse, steal office supplies, maybe were honest, trustworthy, joyful, forgiving or caring. How we carry ourselves outside of church reveals much about our relationship. Our actions and words must align if we want to be effective in reaching the lost.
God never intended us to go through this journey alone. Moses had Aaron, David had Jonathan, the Apostles always went in pairs. To include a brother or sister in our walk with God is important as they can help us when times get tough, and they will notice trends in our lives that will harm us. We need to lift them up, talk to them about their commitment, guide them as they grow in their faith. We build each other up. Let’s not let our brothers and sisters fall, let’s not stand by and criticize them, we are not called to that. We need more spiritual mentors. We need to be spiritual mentors.
“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”
Proverbs 27:17 NLT
We are called to worship him in Spirit and truth. Some days we just might not feel like worshipping, and we may go through times where we feel like we’re far away from God. But a friend who is accountable or a mentor will see this and call you out in love. They will help bring you back to a place where you can focus your life on going all in and reaching those who have yet to experience a relationship with God. If you don’t have someone like this in your life I encourage you to seek one out, pray that God will lead you to someone.
Jesus, every believer can be a spiritual mentor to someone else. We tend to watch people flop around like fish out of water but have a hard time guiding them back in so that they can be free. Give us the wisdom to be better mentors. Let us not let our brothers and sisters down, Holy Spirit guide our hearts to love them. Help me to reflect on where I am right now in my all in the journey. Am I trusting you God with everything? If I am not I ask that you reveal those areas, so I can truly give you my all. Amen