IT’S A CLARION CALL
The letter to the Church in Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7) is a clarion call and a stark reminder to the modern-day Church on the need for introspection on matters relating to our respective Christian callings.
The balance of that scripture is so apt as it didn’t fail to acknowledge the “good works” that we do in the body of Christ. However, it was also swift to identify our shortcomings and admonishes us on the need to “return to the things that really matter”.
Consequently, in this month’s charge, our focus shall be on the following:
- A return to the things that really matter to God.
- How to always keep yourself in check and stay focused on those things.
BACK TO YOUR FIRST LOVE
For anyone who has ever fallen in love, imagine what the experience felt like at first? That is, the euphoria and the desire for more connectedness to the person of interest.
Such was the same experience when we first gave our lives to Jesus Christ after confessing Him as our Lord and Master. This kind of allegiance demands a lifestyle of:
- Fellowship with God (John 15:4-5).
- Holiness (Hebrews 12:14).
- Evangelism: spreading the good news about Jesus Christ
Unfortunately, like most sad love episodes, the love for Jesus Christ has plummeted amongst many Christians today (Revelation 2:4).
KEEPING IT IN CHECK
The questions below should serve as reality check on the current state of your Christian life:
- Do you constantly study the word of God (Joshua 1:8).
- Do you constantly pray to God (Luke 18:1)?
- Do you constantly fellowship with God and your brethren (Hebrews 10:25)?
- Do you enjoy ungodly associations (Proverbs 27:17)?
Depending on your sincere response to the above, God might just be calling you to repentance today . Remember therefore where thou art fallen?
HAPPY NEW MONTH!