March 12, 2012
Today’s Text: Philippians 3:7-10 Today’s Key Thought: We have the incredible privilege of knowing God.
Have you ever met someone famous? Last year I took a trip to take some classes in Missouri. On my flight out of Fort Myers a well known comedian from Saturday Night Live was on my flight. Everyone wanted to get a glimpse of this star and people even walked up to him to try to talk to Him. On my way back I was in Chicago, and guess who was on my flight….Mike Ditka! The famous coach of the Chicago Bears had people taking pictures with him and talking to him. Everyone wants to meet or know someone famous.
We probably all have a favorite actor, sports personality, or musician, or some other notable person. We would probably love to be able to communicate with that person.
Now think about this…Not only does God want to forgive our sins and give us a home in heaven when we die, God wants to have a relationship with us right now. We can talk to our Father God at any moment of the day. He cares about us, and wants us to have fellowship with him. What an incredible opportunity!
In today’s text, the Apostle Paul says that in comparison to knowing Christ everything else is loss. Think about it- Paul would say that if there is anything in your life that pushes you away from knowing Christ better it’s as worthless as “dung”. If you don’t know what dung is, it’s a good word to look up.
You and I have the opportunity to know and relate to God. How are you doing with that opportunity?
4 thoughts on “Accountable to God- Day 45”
I’m so sorry I haven’t been on here in a whole I don’t know what’s been going on with me lately but I’m on hehe so relating to god I guess we talk alot well I talk and he listens and the opportunity is great because then I get to know more about him and he already knows all about me hehe! 🙂
Ditto mafalda! I think that’s what he means by communicating with him! Good job!
Using celebrities as an example is a good idea. I know I get starstruck at times, lol actually a lot! But truth is, famous people are just like us. When it comes to God, He is nothing like us! Imagine if your favorite famous person all the sudden wanted to have a realtionship with you, out of alllll the people in the world. You’d be pretty excited, right? I would! Well that’s how it should be with God. We should be soo excited that the God who created everything wants to have a relationship with us, because that is amazing! God doesn’t need to have a relationship with us, He wants to. I’ve heard a lot of teens say “no one loves me” and at times I’ve felt that way, but it’s really selfish because God will ALWAYS love you and me! I think that is so amazing! 🙂
It is hard to wrap my mind around the fact that God showed Himself to me through Jesus Christ His Son. That is amazing considering most people will never know what being His son or daughter is like. I don’t think I stop to appreciate this as often as I should. I don’t take full advantage of this opportunity. I really need to step back and take a look at what I really have, and learn to be in awe again.