Passivity and true Christianity do not go together. I am a member of the Ford Flathead V-8 club. What does that mean? It means absolutely nothing. Since selling my 1949 Ford pickup that had a V-8 Flathead in it back in April I have not chatted on the forum, I haven’t purchased anything off of their web sight, I haven’t asked for any advice on rebuilding an old Flathead and I haven’t given any advice either. I am a member, but a very passive member, on paper only.
Many people who say that they are a Christian have that kind of faith. It really isn’t faith at all, it is a passive acknowledgement of a historical event, the birth and life of a man who lived long ago who called Himself Jesus. They say, “I believe in Jesus”, a statement which has no faith, or commitment in it.
A true follower of Jesus is a seeker of Him, that is we desire to know Him intimately, as we know our wife or husband. To be a true follower of Jesus is being a lifelong seeker of Him, not passively, but aggressively. Deuteronomy 4:2 “But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.” Aggressively seeking Jesus is to seek Him with all our heart and soul.
The benefits and blessings that God brings into the life of a person who seeks him are amazing. To those who seek Him with all their heart, mind, and strength God gives joy, strength, peace, healthy relationships, cool assignments in life, greater and greater success, and a great sense of His pleasure.