All Christians long to live pleasing to Jesus Christ. That’s why if Jesus told us He had a criticism for us, many of us would pull out our checklist and grab a pencil.
We’d make our way down the list and ask the Lord:
- “Should I go on a mission trip?”
- “Do you want me to pray more?”
- “Maybe memorize the book of Romans?”
- “You just name it, Lord, and I’ll do it!”
I have discovered that the weak points in our relationship with God never start with failing in the big things. For example, we would never consider waffling in our morality or our theology. It always comes when we ignore a more basic element.
The church in Ephesus did it. But we don’t have to.
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