Friday, December 14, 2012
Are You Insane?
Albert Einstein is given credit for defining ‘Insanity’ as ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’ Often times Christians can get caught in a rut of non-growth and will neglect studying their Bibles (2 Timothy 2:15). Often times, life gets so busy that we neglect our studies . Whenever you are feeling like you are in a rut, don’t just continue to do what you are doing, remember to make an effort to study your Bible.
By all means, don’t stop the good things you are doing, just make some time to study the Bible. Studying our Bible is how we draw near to God (James 4:8) and how we feel close to God. When we continue in a rut and keep doing the same things over and over, perhaps we need to evaluate our relationship with God.
Colossians 3:2 says, "Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth." If our minds are set on things above, then we should be striving for the best relationship with God that we can. If something is not working in our walk, we can reflect. Reflecting on our relationship with God is a good thing and shouldn’t be looked down upon. We should all have a desire to be as close to the Creator as we can be. We can draw nearer to God by studying his Word and having a better understanding of it. Have a question? Feel free to go to the preacher or a member of the congregation you respect and ask your question. Look in multiple commentaries for answers. Diligently search the scriptures. Our relationship with God should never be stagnant and can be a very exciting and rewarding relationship.
If you are not happy with your relationship with God, don’t keep doing the same things over and over expecting a different result. Pick up your Bible and read God’s Word. If you are looking for suggestions on where to start…Acts is a great book to jump into!