It’s time to know Him.

Over the last 30 something years I’ve noticed so many well-meaning Christians are more interested in, “What we are supposed to do for God?” than we are about “Who He is.” We get it backwards. We are all wrapped up in the works and to-do’s of our walk (with God) instead of being wrapped up in the One who gave us the works and to-do’s. Does this make sense to you? We need to pursue KNOWING the Lord first. Get to know Jesus and His Father because they know the purpose and plan for every step of our life.

And that is what I did, I began to know Jesus and His Father. Little by little, I was beginning to see this intimate time of knowing God would produce change in my life. The more I stepped into my relationship with the Lord the more I desired to know Him. The more I began to know Him the more He began to show me who I am and what I was to accomplish in my life. With each day, the purpose and plan of God for my life became clearer. The best thing about it was the satisfaction and peace that comes when God directs instead of me.

People make a big splash into the world of Christianity when they first give their lives to the Lord. At that point and time, if they are anything like me, they are hungry to find out who this Jesus is that just entered their life. Eventually though, when the newness wears off, people often slip into the mode of knowing “about” Jesus, instead of knowing HIM. Then, unfortunately they tend to lose their passion for Him. If this continues for any length of time there can come a harsh reality of having “lost their first love.” It doesn’t mean they are a bad person. It just means they have drifted away from the Source of the life that changed them in the first place. I don’t want to see this happen to anyone, especially you.

If we keep doing what we have always done, we will end up with the same results we are getting now. That’s why there has to be a change. And in order to change our life, we first have to change our daily routine. I am writing this in hopes that something will spark that change. Life is too short. You have an open invitation from Jesus and His Father… Get to know God and His Son, and everything else will fall into place.

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen

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