26 December 2022
Lack of connection and intimacy with God leads to hopelessly confused futile thinking. This is true for us as believers, as much as it is also true for unbelievers. When we pull away from God and let our relationship with Him grow cold, our heart actually will harden to His ways. Then it becomes harder for us to hear His voice. When we neglect to spend time in intimate relationship with God, we exclude ourselves from the very life of God He makes available to us. As that intimacy grows weaker, our thinking becomes more muddled and our understanding of the things of God grows darker. Therefore this lack of intimacy with God is one of the chief reasons we have so much trouble finding solutions to our life's problems. Are you facing a challenge in your life today? God has a solution to enable you to overcome that challenge. Draw closer to Him and watch your mind start thinking God-thoughts which will reveal that solution to you.
Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts. They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them and because of the hardness of their hearts. — Ephesians 4:17-18 (HCSB)