CULTIVATING TIES WITH THE LORD

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When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." - John 8:12 It is worth noting that you cannot cultivate ties with the Lord without cutting ties with the world. Worldliness and Christianity are not companions. There is no connecting link between being a Christian and being an active player in the world. You cannot belong to both camp and emerge a kingdom champion. God doesn't backstop those who aren't committed to His cause. And if you are stuck with juggling godliness and worldliness, you would be nowhere near where God wants you to be. Many Christians struggle with holding the line at worldliness as they run the Christian race. Those who think they can detour at intervals and finish their tour and pilgrimage with Christ run the risk of losing their eternal heritage in God's kingdom. Note that anything you pump into your life that wouldn't illuminate the glory of God in your life is certainly a far cry from God's expectations for your life. Hence, you cannot play down the import of godly dressing, godly thoughts, graceful speech and living the Christian life, and find yourself in God's good graces. Make no mistake about it that anyone who wants to live the life of Christ must cut ties with everything that fits the description of worldliness. And if your hunger for fellowship and the word of God is dipping, you need to awake and ask for divine help for revival. It also bears mentioning that those who cultivate ties with the Lord emerge as harvesters of the heavenly blessings, which the hands of lukewarm and unsteady Christians, and also companions of the world, cannot attain. More so, cultivating ties with the Lord would help you to forge a close and strong bond with Him, so much that you would completely lose appetite for materialism, fame, inordinate affections, lust, ungodly fashion and for every appearance of evil. Hence, which side of the divide are you? The best time to decide for Jesus isn't the eleventh hour, when the book might have been closed on you. It is rather NOW, which is the elevation hour, when the Lord takes you out of darkness and translates you into His Kingdom. As you hunger for God today, may you begin to cultivate ties with Him, like never before in Jesus name.
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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.

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