I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to the fruit of his doings-
For you to make real progress spiritually and go far with God you need to have a personal relationship with God. In Jeremiah 17:10 the Lord says I search the heart and give to every man according to his ways. Daniel 11:32b says the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. So you have all to gain by having a personal walk with God. God doesn’t care about how large or small the crowd is. Being in the biggest church will not guarantee you a divine encounter with God. Rather a personal relationship will.
2 chronicles 16: 9 says “for the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth (TEKP), to shew
himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars”. Unless you relate personally with God you can not make progress in the things God has for you.
1st cor 2: 9 says eyes have not seen ears have not heard neither has it entered into the heart of Man what God has prepared for those that Love Him. God is so interested in dealing with us personally and he doesn’t want us to follow the crowd. God does not like copy copy Christians. In the passage the disciples went a fishing and caught nothing because they went as a crowd. They copied Peter! The bible says they toiled all night and caught nothing.
Following a crowd will result in fruitless effort. God made each of us unique and so he has a unique purpose for everyone. The moment you copy someone you become an adaptation of God’s plan and purpose for you. Decide in your heart to follow only Jesus. Let your salvation experience be as a result of personal conviction to serve Jesus. Matt 11:28 -30 says “come unto me, all you that are weary and heavy laden, I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”.
May God give is the Grace to walk with him personally from today in Jesus name.
Sis Titilayo Adewuyi