Being a Christian does not involve feeling God’s overwhelming presence every moment of our lives. It doesn’t involve dreaming dreams of future events every night. And it certainly doesn’t involve achieving perfection in this present life. Because our Christian journey is not about what we feel or what we see, we must spend time daily with God to continuously make decisions by faith and not by the newest god our culture has created.
“For we live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV)
Being a follower of Christ is a settling in our hearts that Jesus is who He says He is – our lord and savior. With that belief comes gracious forgiveness of sins (1 John 1:9), a secure eternity in heaven (John 3:16), mind-blowing miracles (Matthew 17:20) and so much more – all because God loves us inexplicably so.
Some days we will experience God like never before, other days we will see Him in the mundane, but most days we will just be content knowing God is with us every day. Every day He continuously comforts us and works things out as only He can.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NIV)