Galatians 1:17 “Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.”
Let’s wrap this lesson by giving you the last turning point where we should meet God:
1.) Jerusalem – “Neither went I up to Jerusalem”. Believers, Paul is stating here our fellowship with the church. Jerusalem represents our church life. How’s your weekly worship? Are you consistent? How’s our Prayer Meeting? Do we go to church and have fellowship? Do we get to chat with the pastor and our church mates? Have we talked to them not just our problems but victories? If you say you’re a Christian but neglect this part of your life, then you shouldn’t be surprise why we are not living in God’s will. That’s why we don’t grow and mature as Christians. That’s why we don’t know our ministry and eventually ministries in the church that is unsupported will die. That’s why we are not moving forward. Is there a ‘Jerusalem’ in our lives that we can point to? That’s why we think every rebuke by our brothers and sisters is an attack to us personally rather that seeing that they are concern to us. That’s why our work, school, hopes and dreams are like of those who don’t believe in Christ. Then we ask when trouble strikes and feel God is far away, it is because we don’t meet God in every turning point.
I will ask again this question: Have we met God in all of those 3 turning points? Do you desire to have it if you haven’t experience it? My brothers and sisters let us humbly seek God and let Him restore us.