What Is Your Lifestyle?

As I was spending time with the Lord today, I got hit with a word of wisdom. I felt led to share this as it is important for many people to hear regardless of where you are in your walk with the Lord.

The Word I Got

So, you have accepted Jesus as your savior, and maybe you have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of Tongues.
But what is your lifestyle? Besides making ends meat, what is your lifestyle?

Is it a sport or a hobby that defines your lifestyle?
Is it drawing popularity to yourself?
Is it money, luxury, expensive cars, or other material things?
Is it building up your ego or pride?
Is it an addiction you cannot seem to let go of?
Is it pushing yourself so hard because you think you are not good enough?

What is your lifestyle? Is it one of the things I just listed? If so then there is a problem.
Or is your lifestyle living your life as Jesus did?
If not, then why isn’t it??

Are you seeking Him daily?
Are you listening for His voice?
Are you studying His Word with spiritual eyes or just by someone else’s side notes in your Bible?
Are you worshiping Him out of spirit and truth?

If your lifestyle does not revolve around Him first then how can you expect to grow, and for Him to move in your life?
When is the last time you got down on your knees and cried out to Him for a need, a revelation, forgiveness, or a fresh infilling?

His plan from the beginning of time was to have daily fellowship with you. Not just when you are sick or broke.
If your lifestyle isn’t seeking Him daily, then what are you waiting for?

Maybe you can’t let go of your pride or ego.
Maybe you can’t let go of that pain or addiction.
But if you truly looked to Him daily, you’d understand and see His power at work.

So, what is your lifestyle?
Is it like the people of the world’s lifestyle, or is it set apart?

Final Thoughts

When I got this word of wisdom two scriptures came to my mind, the first one is James 4:8 (NKJV) which says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”. The second scripture that I’d like to point out is 1 Chronicles 22:19 (NKJV), “Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God. Therefore arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy articles of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the Lord.”.

It is time that all believers truly seek God on a daily basis. Going to church every week and inconsistently reading the Word will not result in much growth. It is time that all believers seek intimacy with Him. By seeking Him, I mean consistently spending time in the Word daily, praying in the Holy Spirit, and worshiping Him. Do you only know God by warming a church pew once or twice a week, or do you know God by seeking Him on a daily basis? You can make as many excuses as you want, but if you really want to know Him, you will do your part and put aside the time for Him.