Last time we saw that selfishness can cause you to loose your salvation, today we’ll be looking at something that is hard to notice but in fact it’s usually the root that gives life to the other things we discussed.
5. When you disregard the Father’s importance
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.(Luke 15:12-13)
One of th biggest dreams of every child is to one day be able to live independently from His/her parents, every child dreams of having their own house, car and possession. While this is normal and promoted because no parent wants to live with a fifty year old “man-child” it is disastrous if the same thought pattern enters into your spiritual life and dreams, the day you start to thing that there are certain things you can do without God that is the day you’ll start digging your own grave. The young man in luke 15 thought that as long as he has his father’s wealth he’ll make it in life and that’s how most of us are, we think that as long as we have our talents, careers and wealth we can achieve anything we want to achieve in life and we don’t even mind to pray about it, Apostle Johnson Suleman once said that “if you can pay for it, can you still pray about it?” and this is a question that we all have to asked ourselves, if we have the means can we still involve God.
And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.(Revelations 2:3-4)
Ladies and gentlemen, that you still produce spiritual fruit is meaningless if you loose your regard for God, don’t leave the father because you want to spend your material wealth the way you want.
Before we move to the next sub-topic I want to give this chance to people may have strayed from the faith and want to come back to the Father, He’s waiting for you with His arms wide open for you. Please say this prayer,
FATHER LORD IN THE NAME OF JESUS, I HAVE STRAYED FROM THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, LORD AM RUNNING BANK TO YOU HOLD ME WITH YOUR ARMS, RESTORE MY FIRST LOVE AND REVIVE MY FAITH, AMEN.