It is time once again to do a spiritual walk re-training session.  If you haven't done this before, then you should do this in your life.  Everything that you think that you know should be put to the side for just a few minutes.  I will begin by asking you one question.  At the end of the spiritual walk re-training session, you will be able to see the answer to the question.  Now for this test, it is important for you to share your answer with everyone.  When you don't share your answer, it hurts your results.  So let's begin.

Do you believe in God or do you believe God?

What is the difference in the two and why does it matter?  One idea is a philosophy, and the other is a relationship.  You can believe that God exists and you can live your life in a matter of fact way.  Going through the motions is a philosophy and not a relationship.  Many Christians confuse the two.  A relationship with Christ is much more than a religion or a Church.  Spiritual walks are journeys that transform our lives.

Have you ever wondered why doing the right thing in your mind gets you nowhere?  Our purpose is not our deeds; our aim is to live our life for Christ.  When we do something that we consider good, we often find ourselves empty inside.  When we do something for the glory of God, we will be made whole.

Matthew 6:1-4 NASB “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.  But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

What is a spiritual walk re-training session?

As Christians, we either believe in God, or we follow God.  I see too many Christians believing in God, but unwilling to follow God.  A spiritual walk re-training session will get your heart focused on God, not just your mind.  Until you have truly chosen to follow God, you will never reap the rewards of the journey.  Being Christ-like in every aspect of our life fills our spirit more than any good deed or good intention ever will.

By now you should be able to answer the question “do you believe in God or do your believe God.”  If you want to find happiness in your life, you need to seek a relationship with Christ.  Believing God is the only way to find happiness.  Anything else will leave you empty inside.