FAMILY FAITH:

Do you ever feel complacent about your walk with God? There are times we all feel content in our spiritual lives, which can actually be negative.

It is during the times that we have a need or a trial that we grow the most.

During seasons where we necessitate that God answers us, this is when we grow on our character and spiritual maturity.

I was talking to a friend about this topic this past week. When we get complacent, we do not want to help people, attend our home fellowships, read the Bible, and other activities that cause us to grow.

We can become lazy when there is no crisis, which can be very dangerous to our spiritual walk.

Zechariah 10: 6 tells us that, “I will strengthen the house of Judah and save the house of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the Lord their God and I will answer them.”

God is literally our source of strength. When we are closely connected to Him, we have the discernment and the power of the Holy Spirit that gives us the ability to do the will of God for our lives.

We are even able to accomplish very difficult tasks and achieve goals when we are intimately fellow-shipping with God through reading the Bible, having a fruitfulprayer life, and fellow-shipping with other believers.

When we are allowing God to be our strength, we can attain very difficult goals — even when huge hindrances are present — because God enables us by His Spirit to achieve that which we need to accomplish.

However, when we become complacent, and stop pressing into the Lord and seeking His will and face, we are isolated from God's source of power in our lives.

This makes it difficult to complete that which God has called us to do in life.

This is a lesson that we seem to have to learn over and over again as Christians.

It is easy to get lazy in our relationship with God.

Sometimes is it simply complacency, other times sin even creeps in.

Either way, we are not in the center of God's will, nor are we filled with His strength, when we stray even a bit away from being humble before God and realizing we need Him so very much — even in the mundane areas of our life here on Earth.


?The Rev. KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN can be reached by e-mail at holyhouse9@gmail.com or by mail at Holy House Ministries c/o the Rev. Kimberlie Zakarian, M.S. La Vie Counseling Center, 650 Sierra Madre Villa, Suite 110, Pasadena, CA 91107.

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