Recently we were driving back home when our car battery dropped dead leaving us stranded in the middle of a highway. This happened suddenly and we weren’t prepared for it. But praise God, we got help… And we were successfully able to jump-start our car with the help of another car’s battery. Well, that’s how many Christians are in their Walk with God right now and need a desperate jump start just like our car did.
You see, many don’t even realize they are running on low steam until they hit a dead-end in their lives. If you see no joy in your Christian walk and lukewarmness has set in, here are 2 ways to jump-start your walk with God.
1 Way to Jumpstart Your Walk With God: Hang Out With People Who Are on Fire for God
When you stay away from fellowship and you go on with your life, lukewarm life starts to slip in.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to hang out with people who are on fire for God and who are running with a vision.
Take for example Saul. He was not a prophet but as soon as he came in contact with other prophets he started to prophesy. In 1 Samuel 10:10-11 the Word of God says, When they came there to the hill, there was a group of prophets to meet him; then the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them. And it happened, when all who knew him formerly saw that he indeed prophesied among the prophets, that the people said to one another, “What is this that has come upon the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?”
Two takeaways I got from this scripture. First , Prophets hangout with other prophets. Be around a group that has same vision as you or loves Jesus so much. The second is the anointing of God carried by the people you meet or hangout with will rub off on you. If you have one friend who loves the Lord and the rest who don’t , you will most likely be like those those who don’t love the Lord. Heard a quote that says “You are an average of 5 people you spend your life with.”
2 Way to Jumpstart Your Walk With God: Hear the Word of God
There is so much power in the Word of God you hear. There are times when you don’t feel anything with the Word preached. But over time the more you hear you will understand that it is the Word of God has the power to change our hearts and transform our lives.
The Bible says, For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Heb 4:12
It is only the Word of God can reach our soul and our spirit and has the power to change our hearts!
But the Word of God comes to none effect when we get distracted. The devil is interested in stealing the Word of God that you hear. I loved what my soar sister shared earlier last month on the topic The parable of the Sower – Are you the good ground?
Do give it a read.