Honest Answer #3 How’s Your Daily Walk with Jesus?
This is the last in our current series of Honest Answers QUICK-POLLS looking at people’s intimacy with God. Very soon, we’ll be taking a look at the results – already some very interesting things emerging. I’ll be sharing my thoughts and I am really interested in what you have to say too …
Remember to vote in this current poll (below) and if you haven’t voted in the first two you still can so don’t miss out.
Just click here – POLL #1 – Bible, POLL #2 – Prayer to have your say.
I have been very slack in spending time with God, no excuses. I know He is with me. I need God to get me back on track again. Thanks Berni for these most interesting comments/blogs. I have had so much on my mind….but I have tried as much as possible to lift them to God! Blessings to you Berni and Jacqui!!
If you’re wondering why it’s taking so long for me to review the results of the survey, it’s because this week has been a huge week, upgrading the bolgsite and moving it to a new hosting service, new URL, promoting the move, etc.
So my apologies. I am busting 🙂 to share my thoughts on the poll results because they are profoundly interesting and revealing.
So watch this space. I’m about to hop on a plane to travel for several days but early next week, I’ll be posting my thoughts on the polls and asking you for your comments as well.
Remember that old saying:
Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can, found never in a woman and often in a man.
That’s how it goes isn’t it? Or did I get that wrong?!
To be honest, these little poll’s are quite confronting in that they hold up a mirror to us and make us take a look. In all the polls, I would like to have clicked the top most selection, but I couldn’t because things haven’t been that good for a long time. The last 6-12 months have in many ways been a long drawn out spiritual desert, with the occational oasis but mostly just sand. Few people see the full extent of the deserts we walk in, and they can even less experience what we go through in these times. But its not all gloom, deserts do teach us things, and those brief moments of clarity that the Lord brings during desert experiences can be both profound and provide you the momentum to keep going. So for now, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot…….. I’ll just keep walking…….
Thanks for being so frank about real life. They are confronting questions aren’t they. Especially when the Lord is leading us through the wilderness.
Very interesting polls overall…really looking forward to your thoughts on all these polls.
The best way I can describe my faith so far is to compare it to marriage…
You have the honeymoon period, the best feeling everyday…in which you just fell in love with God. His amazing grace.
You then move onto a couple with children, which had their ups and downs. This is the part that your faith is being tested and strengthen.
And finally, as a mature couple, with your kids older and having moved out, and all the romance, beauty and health gone.
This is the the part I like to call “Carrying the Heavy Cross”.
Being a Christian has nowhere close to being easy in my life…, I’m 30 this year, and I started praying when I was 4 years old.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
I know that different people are at different stages of relationship with GOD. I can’t tell you that it’s going to be easy, but I certainly can tell you that it’s worth it.
(poll #2), I pray everyday to thank God …”I’m thankful for every breath I take, every meal I eat, every step I take, every day I open my eyes, every-time i walk out of the door, every-time I go to sleep, my job, my family, my friends, I’m in particular thankful that HE found me, and walked side by side all this years…and for the years to come…
Also eventually I came to the conclusion that 3 MOST IMPORTANT words in the bible I’ve learnt…(poll #1)…are
Repentance –> Faith –> Obedience.
I spend my days now trying to get a “little” closer to the level of faith that Abraham has on God. I say “little” because I know that I’m nowhere remotely close.
Slowly I am coming to truly believe that I am loved! It is a slow process, in my walk with Jesus sometimes I don’t feel worthy and almost ashamed to talk to Him, by doing this I then feel I am dishonouring God’s free gift to me. I have faith and believe in the power of Jesus, I wish my heart felt the emotional connection that you have with a dear Friend (at least normal people feel these emotions)
He is my rock.Going through cancer and possibly another surgery.
He has brought me through daily as I keep focused on Him and His great love for me and knowing I am not alone,He’s always with me.PTL.
Being an Audio Engineer who works with nearly every Christian denomination (helping to sort out their whorship A.V. problems), I guess I get to see all types and levels of Christian whorship and expression. I see everything from ‘full on’ pentecostal churches (where their prayer times are almost like a list of demands and expectations, complete with chapter and verse; I guess just in case God’s forgottem where He promised that) right through to the other extreem, little quiet, reverent Chapel type congregations where they’re almost apologising to God for interupting or disturbing him. But nowhere do I see ‘The Power That Is In The Gospel – Is In You’ type revelations or healings or miraculous signs and wonders. Which makes me wonder, have we, for our own convenience jammed God so tightly into OUR ‘God shaped box or comparment’ that we now don’t know or don’t remember, how or why we did it or how to get Him out again?
It could be that we’re suffering from Nazareth Syndrome Ken!
None of those answers suit me really, there are days we walk together, a lot more doing it without Him. Yes I know, not by might or by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord. Head knowledge good, heart not always
So Joy – which is the closest one to where you’re at? Click on that one.