What Attracts You To God?

We are attracted to the things we think are good and the people we believe will make our life better, right? We are drawn to joy and excitement. We desire to have a satisfying purpose and be completely loved. We want to be strong and beautiful. But who or what offers us ALL that we desire? 

IF this is GOD—then why don’t we see more people being born again and pursuing Him with unparalleled passion?

Well, my friend, we have powerful enemies and they seek to veil the goodness of God from us. If they can’t do that, they pervert and twist His goodness with the poison of sin in order to deny us knowledge of the marvelous presence of God. It seems that even many Christians don’t know the immense goodness of the presence of God. I was one of them—for 20 years. When people looked at me they didn’t see Jesus. They saw physical prosperity but not spiritual prosperity. They saw the American Dream—the rags to riches story but not the priceless enduring love of Christ. They saw a cunning, hard-working woman. They saw a lot of things in me—a lot of body—but not much of my born again soul. In me they saw the enemy’s definition of God and NOT the fruits of His Spirit, the wisdom of His Word, the strength of His power, or His magnificent love. 

I was a born again Christian who was blind to God’s goodness and still in love with the world. But when I allowed God to open my eyes and give me a taste of His glorious presence He gave me delight, a passion, and a zeal for Him that I’m told is… infectious! You see, others know when we are supernaturally loved because there is a glow about us that cannot be hidden. When He is the most important reason for everything we do, others see the joy He gives us. Our transformation gives our words credibility.

Let’s talk about credibility.

If I claim to be a personal trainer, but I’m 100 pounds overweight—I won’t have many clients—right? I can’t cheat on my diet and exercise and expect anyone else to believe I can help them become fit. My flab would speak louder than my title of “personal trainer.”

We can’t cheat in our relationship with Christ and expect our title of “Christian” to make us credible either!

We must do the hard work in order to be credible! We must discipline ourselves to learn God’s plan for our life. We have no credibility if we live sad, selfish, lonely lives! We must learn what it means to know God, to live fearlessly, to have supernatural faith, to put on our armor. It is only CHRIST who makes us authentic Christians! To be more than just a label, we must absolutely be passionate about KNOWING Him. We must have the mind of Christ. Paul prayed:

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Ephesians 3:14-19

If our “Christianity” never changes our heart, we are like an overweight “personal trainer” who—dons her athletic clothes but never breaks a sweat; hides ding dongs in her gym bag and expects us to believe she is the fitness queen. 

Physical fitness doesn’t occur without diet and exercise and true Christianity doesn’t occur without Christ.

When we know Christ to the degree that we adore Him above all else—He transforms our life and makes us credible. When Jesus becomes our passion, He shines in every area of our life–the boardroom, the ball field, the living room, the classroom, etc. When God’s nature is preeminent in us, we are authentic Christians. We have authentic, supernatural love. People see that we belong to Him in MORE than name only. Like a physically fit personal trainer, people see the evidence of Christ before we even say a word.

When God’s presence transforms us, others are strongly attracted to HIM because—He IS love and—He GIVES joy, peace, strength and wisdom to those who make Him their center. 

Is this you?

We would love to hear your thoughts about this devotional. Did God speak to you or challenge your daily walk with him? Or is there a topic that you would like Kimberly to cover or expound on? Please share with us in the comments below.

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