Sometimes I write stuff that upsets people, and maybe this is one of those times. You see, I just got done writing two pages about what God gave me to write, and I went to save it, and it got erased. Well, I know God told me to write it, but the devil didn’t like it, so he zapped it. So, I’m writing it again, and I believe the LORD will bring every word back to my remembrance.

There’s something stirring in my spirit right now that I want to talk about today. Everyone’s experience with God is different. Your experience with Him will not be just like mine, because God created each of us individually. We each have our own past, our own individual makeup, and our own unique way of reacting to experiences. And even if we were created identical, which we weren’t, our individual experiences would make each of us different. You can take a hundred identical computers and put different things on them, and no two will be exactly alike, and it’s the same with people.

As individuals, we differ, and yet God has the same desire for each of us; that we KNOW Him, even as He knows us. He isn’t hiding from any of us, but the extent of how well we experience God depends entirely on how much effort we put into seeking Him. There are some who seek God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. There are some who are “maybe kinda seeking God”, and there are those who aren’t seeking Him at all. You fall into one of those three catagories. If there was a fourth, I believe the LORD would have told me, but He didn’t.

It is written in Matthew 5:1-9,
1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Those described above came out to hear what Jesus said. They were seeking. Now Jesus explained how some seek after this and another after that. Some were poor in spirit, meaning they knew they were spiritually empty, and were hungry for more of God. Some were sad, and needing comfort. Some were meek, meaning they were quiet, gentle, submissive, patient, longsuffering, and forbearing. They will inherit the earth. Some were hungering and thirsting after God’s righteousness. He said they would be filled. Some were merciful, and would have mercy shown unto them. Some were pure in heart, and they would see God. And some were peacemakers, they would be called the children of God. And Jesus called each catagory “BLESSED”.

Notice how they were not all experiencing the same thing, because they were seeking God on an individual basis. But one thing Jesus didn’t call “BLESSED”; He didn’t say “Blessed are those who are maybe kinda seeking Me.” There is only one way the LORD accepts us, and that is according to the First Commandment. The Lord Jesus said in Mark 12:29-30,
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

Now I know many of you are born again, and you’re thinking, “I don’t need to hear this.” Well, that isn’t what the LORD thinks. We need to be reminded to take stock of our situation and not be slack. If we are slack in business, success can fly right out the window and you can be out of business in no time. If you are slack in your marriage, it won’t last long. If you are slack in your finances, even if you’re rich, you’ll end up flat broke. If you’re slack on your job, you won’t keep it or be promoted.

Life is all about diligence. If you aren’t diligent with your relationship with God, you will backslide, and before long, you’ll be no different than someone who isn’t born again. Prayer will no longer be your priority, nor will Bible study. You’ll start missing church, because you think you have something more important to attend to than guarding your soul, especially if the fish are biting, right?

When I write a letter like this, sometimes people get offended and unsubscribe. If my warning you to be diligent with your relationship with God offends you, then you’re already in trouble. You should be glad someone cares enough for you to encourage you to take stock and if corrections are needed, to make them. Why am I writing this? Well, it’s written in 2 Peter 3:3-10,

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Remember the child’s game “hide and seek”? Many are hiding from God. Many are seeking the things of the world, you know, money, materials, lust, stuff like that. And some are “maybe kinda seeking God”. And some are really getting with it, seeking Him for all they’re worth. But just like in “hide and seek”, one day the LORD will say, “READY OR NOT, HERE I COME!” Will YOU be ready at His coming? Will you be one of the “BLESSED”? When He comes, there won’t be time to GET ready, you’d better BE ready.

Today, right now, before that last trump blows, you have an opportunity to move from not knowing God, or “maybe kinda seeking God”, to seeking him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. God isn’t willing for YOU to be lost. His Son Christ Jesus paid the price for you to be saved. I’m sure you know that already, but what are you doing about it? Isn’t your soul worth saving? God sure thinks so. Look, I may never meet you face to face, but I promise you will meet JESUS face to face. And I want that meeting to be a happy one for you.

Now, if you’re SURE you’re already seeking God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, then give this letter to someone who isn’t. There’s no condemnation here. I want the reader of this to lay hold of the greatest treasure in the universe: the salvation of their soul. God the Father is willing, Jesus is willing, the Holy Spirit is willing. Salvation, TRUE salvation is the gift of God, free for the asking. You can’t earn it, because it’s already paid for. But you must guard it as the treasure it is. It’s Holy, precious, and valuable above price. Treat it with the care it deserves, and it will take care of you FOREVER!