As Christians, it is our responsibility to know who we are in Christ. To know our relationship with God, who He is, who He is to us. We need to know who we are in Him, why He created us, our rights, our purpose and all that.
The messages we listen to every Sunday in church is not enough, even if you do attend the mid-week service. They are not enough to get us through life battles. Life is spiritual, in fact things happen first in the spiritual realm before you see them in the physical realm. We are not ordinary people and we have an adversary who is against the children of God who is equally not physical but spiritual. So our fight is spiritual and as such we must equip ourselves spiritually with God's Word for God's Word is His Power.
That you go to church, pay your tithes, serve in church is not enough. That you are upright, you hardly can hurt a fly is not gonna stop the devil from coming to your territory to attack you. We need to always be on the offensive, surround ourselves with the Word of God, study and meditate on the Scripture always. So here's a few question: How many hours do you give to God in prayer everyday? How many hours or minutes do you spend studying the Bible everyday? Do you have messages that you listen to over and over again. If you are stuck in traffic, what are you listening to? The Bible says that we should be spiritually minded; this means we are to be more conscious of the spirit world than the earthly realm. God is a Spirit, man is equally a spirit, we just live in our bodies..the spirit of a man checks out of the body when he passes on. Since God is a Spirit, we can only relate to Him from the realm of the Spirit. Remember, John 1 chapter 1 says, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." This means if we wanna know more about God, we have to study the Word which is the Bible, listen to messages about Him and pay attention to His Word.
The main reason for this post is this, make an effort to know God better. Do some more. Make up your mind to make your relationship with God better, especially if you are going through some issues. Pray more, pray in faith..stop spending time watching worldy movies, listening to worldy songs that will not benefit you. Get to the Word of God, don't push it back to once in a week, make it a lifestyle and watch how your life will turn around from glory to glory.
Thanks for reading and may God bless you real good in Jesus name.