Do we consider breathing air an obligation, or a necessity?
Do we view eating food, or drinking water as obligations, or necessities?
All essential to life; air, food, water, yet none of them can be considered obligations, or duties.
Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone.”
Job said, “I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”
Can our relationship with Christ be viewed as an obligation or necessity?
You may say, “I need air, food, and water to survive.”
I say you’re absolutely correct…to survive. But, to thrive, to enjoy life, and live life more abundantly, you need a relationship that is not one of obligation, but necessity with Christ.
There is a spiritual state we must strive to attain, one in which we esteem the “Spiritual necessities” with an equal or greater degree of priority in our lives.
More than our necessary food. More than the bread we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe, we cannot survive, let alone thrive as God ordained by neglecting the more essential thing, the one thing that cannot be taken away, a relationship; not a duty, not an obligation, but a joy, a privilege, an honor to bask in the glow of His Divine Presence; to enjoy the warmth of His tender embrace, to esteem our relationship with our Creator above all else…necessary.