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Day 1: Welcome to the next level

Categories: Next Level Devotional

“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” -Philippians 3:14

Getting right with God is not the end of the race; it is the beginning. Committing to Christ is when the gun goes off to run a race that honors God. We do not run the race because we have to but rather because we get to. We get to be in a loving relationship with the One who has paid the price for us to be forgiven of a debt we could never pay.

Now that is worth our best. What Christ did for us deserves our continued pursuit of Him.

One of the greatest tactics of the enemy is to get us to stop running the race toward Christ and start acting religious. We can get good at acting like we are good with God when we are actually dead on the inside. But God has the power to change your life, not just make you feel good about yourself. The Bible says, “They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!” -2 Timothy 3:5

When you give your life to Christ, the Bible says you are a “new creation.” God’s desire is to change you into His image. Whatever you do, don’t stop at the place of acting godly.

This resource is all about you intentionally connecting with your Creator and going to the next level in God. Forget pretending and begin to cultivate a real consistency in your walk with Him. When you develop a lifestyle of running toward God, you cannot help but know Him personally and love Him completely.

God is not calling you to a loveless relationship with Him. He is calling you to a life fully devoted to Him. No matter where you are on your journey, it is time to grow in God and go to the next level!