Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday's Thought

Think of your closest friend. (And let's not say Jesus this time. We know that's the politically correct person to call your closest friend. In this example, it's okay not to say Jesus.) Think of what you do with him or her.

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What are some of those things? You probably:

Call your best friend on the phone

Talk daily (or quite frequently)

You share details of your life with them

Others hear stories of your exploits together

The list goes on and on about what you do with your closest friend. You spend time with them and you get to know them and you do things together. That's what close friends do.

Now, let's go back to the beginning. There, I told you not to mention Jesus. I did that for a reason.

I want you to now think about what you do with Jesus.

Do you really spend time with Him?

Are you taking the time out of your day to sit and chat with him?

Is He the center of your conversations?

Have you thought about Him frequently?

If you're anything like me, the answer is, sadly, a no...

Honestly, I'm not that great at spending time with Jesus. My days are filled with things that please me and activities that earn me a living.

Rarely do I have time to actually spend with my Lord and Savior. Or should I even call him that with the way I treat him?

I often wonder that. I don't know about you but that's how I feel.

Jesus is left on the side of the road as I speed by with the rest of my life. Only thought of at my rising and going to bed. You know, because that's when I'm supposed to pray to Him.

Thinking about this makes me sad. I know I'm not right in thinking about Jesus so infrequently and interacting with Him even less.

That's why I wanted to confess that to you guys today. I wanted to let you know I've failed in my relationship with Jesus.

I haven't treated him like a best friend. I've barely treated him like a friend at all.

Thankfully, He's a true friend. He's willing to take me back and call me His own when I realize my neglect for Him.

And I know He's the same for you. When you realize you're not where you're supposed to be. Or you haven't been the friend to Jesus that Jesus has been to you. He's right there, waiting for you to turn around and say I'm sorry.

Let's confess that today. Let's tell Jesus "I'm sorry, I'm not the best friend I want to be. I want to be closer to you Lord. Help create that kind of heart within me."

This is a guest post by Joseph Lalonde. He is a youth leader and leadership blogger at JMLalonde.com. Joseph shares leadership tools and encourages you to become a better leader. With him on Twitter or at his blog. Joseph also has a free eBook that you can own by clicking here.