Check In Required – Week 1 of 2

When I was on vacation recently, I saw a sign that stated “No Check In Required.” That caused me to stop and think about my journey of Faith as a Christian and the journey of other believers in Jesus Christ. Is that how we view our relationship with Jesus Christ, “No Check In Required”? And, what does God want from us? In that instant I was reminded that God does want us to “check in”. In fact, “Check In Required” is God’s expectation of His children. In Revelations 3, the Lord tells the church in Laodicea that they are lukewarm. They are neither hot nor cold and He will spit them out of His mouth. I believe the Lord is telling us in this passage of scripture that we need to “check in” with Him regularly. A failure to check in can cause us to become lukewarm, to become indifferent to God and His influence on our lives. So today, I...
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Swimming Upstream

We often fail to maintain an intimate relationship with Jesus because we lack perseverance / commitment / tenacity – however you want to say it.  And our approach is wrong, we don’t fully understand we are saved by grace, not works and we are commanded to walk differently than the world does.  We are called to SWIM UPSTREAM!...
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