It seems impossible for one thing to be so hard, but at the same time…so easy. How can a single object or action be described as two opposite adjectives together. But here it is… a relationship with the God of the Universe.
It’s SIMPLE, right? Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, ask Him to forgive you for all your sins. He loves us and cares for us, so once we have done those two easy tasks – He lives in your and you GET to have a lifelong relationship with Him. We are connected to Him at all times. We can pray, read the Bible, have community/fellowship, join Bible studies, go to church, AND we can find Him throughout the day in all things. When we pray, God always answers us. It may not be the answers we were desiring, but he answers nonetheless. It sounds practical and easy, right? But here’s the catch…
It’s easier said than done. All Christians can testify that walking with the Lord is a struggle. There is so much spiritual warfare and Satan is out to destroy us. We are DISTRACTED by many things today: television, texting, media, facebook, friends, internet, movies, music. Our families, friends, music, internet sites, tv shows… they cannot sustain us. They will never fulfill us. We will always be let down, empty. Only HE can sustain us. We can become so CONSUMED with our “needs” and in our daily routine that we forget our Creator.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:13 (ESV)
All Satan needs is a foothold. One bad thought and he’s got you right where he wants you: vulnerable. He can bit by bit begin tearing you down and leading you on the wrong path.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10 (ESV)
I encourage you, readers, don’t let Satan have the victory. Make your relationship with God an easy thing. Because it is. Don’t give Satan a foothold. Don’t let him bring you down. Let our Heavenly Father lift you up and sustain you. If our earthly relationships need attention, care and communication… how much more does our relationship with the Father need those things? He cares for you. He loves you. No problem is too big for Him to handle.
Just remember, we only allow it to be hard, but it doesn’t have to be.