This morning was not exactly a typical Friday morning for me. The reason being is that I decided to attend a Friday chapel that my school was offering. I usually go other days of the week instead of Friday’s. I don’t really have a reason why I went. I knew that a few of my friends were planning on going, and I had nothing better to do, so I went.
The experience I had for those 30 minutes of my day is not something that I will likely forget anytime soon. The little service was student led and directed, with students doing music and another student preaching. Looking back on the experience, I can honestly say that I can’t remember the last time I was as enthralled in a message during chapel time than I was today. I was soaking in everything my classmate was saying. Something clicked in my head.
He said something along the lines of: it’s not about doing everything you can to sin less so that you don’t have to go to Hell, it’s about growing closer to God relationally. Jesus didn’t die on the cross just to forgive us or just to make it so we don’t have to go to Hell, but He died so that we can once again be close with God. It doesn’t matter how much I try to do good things and be a good person (I know, very cliché and oversaid statement). As long as I am constantly seeking God and working on my relationship with Him, the other things will naturally happen and it will become second nature.
Another thing that he said when he was preaching was actually a question, and I want to leave you as the reader with the same question. I don’t exactly remember the exact thing, so I’ll do my best to make the question up based off of what I can remember. Have you ever actually felt the Lord so strongly that you couldn’t deny that it was Him? I would answer this myself in this post, but I feel as if it’s more of a personal reflection.
I hope that this post finds you in a good spot and that you have a great weekend!
C’est la vie,