Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...
One time, the Lord Jesus was walking by the sea of Galilee and he saw two fishermen,… “ hey follow me, he says and I will make you fishers of men”, the bible said these two men immediately dropped their net and followed him. The Lord did not call them because they are changed person, but he called them as they were. And they also followed him regardless of whom they were. But along the way, they become a change person.
When the Lord Jesus called us, he did not call us because we are already change, but as we follow him with all our heart, we gradually become a change person. It is not our work to ask the Lord to change us, all we need to do is to follow him, and he will automatically change us. “ We do the following and God will do the Changing”
What God want from us is to have a better relationship with us. When we read the bible, it is an experience, but when the word of God is preached, the purpose of the message is for you and me to have relationship with the Lord. for example: A wedding is an experience but after the wedding day, you start relationship, if there is no relationship between the husband and wife, then the marriage collapse. Also having a baby is an experience but raising the child, you need to build a good relationship.
Relationship is more stronger than experience. People look for experience when they come to God, but God is calling us in order to have relationship with us as a father and son.
Therefore brothers and sisters, when we follow the Lord, we build a good relationship with Christ and our love for him become stronger than ever, and nothing shall be able to separate us from the love we have in Christ…I urge you today to build a good relationship with the Lord and not experience. And always remember the Lord loves first before you loves him.
May the peace of the Lord be with you.