WHAT HAPPENED? When the "hardness" of our heart was smashed to nothingness; when there was nothing left of the old self; WE KNEW JESUS. HIS SPIRIT bore witness with our SPIRIT (Romans 8:6); we received the SPIRIT of adopted sons (Romans 8:15). Our Passion, Desire, our Everything was in HIM. We read the Bible to hear what HE had to say; to know how to live; there was nothing better than HIM. Our Church services were FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, we looked forward to going and really didn't want to leave. Then we began to try and enhance this RELATIONSHIP with "Spiritual Gift Inventories", "Spiritual Warfare Classes", or "Becoming a Contagious Christian". JESUS did everything for us but ONE THING. HE Died for our sins and Rose again to give us everlasting life; and we did nothing! WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS. Are we "drifting" away because we have substituted "CHRISTIAN FADS" for our RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS? Does this "exaggerated zeal" fade away when the next "Fad" is introduced; and we again work "feverishly" to be a CHRISTIAN? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TEARS THAT FLOWED IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT; THE HUNGER AND THIRST FOR HIS WORD; THE JOY OF HIS PRESENCE? LORD FORGIVE US; WHAT HAPPENED?
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