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By Billy Murfin

Have you ever been to a store that sold donuts? I don't know about you but I love Dunkin’ Donuts. Usually there are displays of delicious looking fresh donuts on the shelves. Each donut in the tray looks really nice (especially the chocolate frosted)  and many times its hard to choose which one you want because they all look so good.

A few times, however, I’ve been in the store and next to all the nice, fresh donuts, there sits the not so fresh donuts. You come in a little later in the morning and there they are. These donuts have sat most of the morning and nobody has seemed to want them. The thing about these donuts is that they just aren’t as good as the ones that are fresh. The fresh ones are the good ones.

This is a lot like our relationship with God. In our relationship with God, its important that we keep things fresh. Often we can get lazy or not spend as much time reading our Bibles because we’re more exited about catching up on our show that's on Hulu or finding out what pictures our friends posted on Instagram. Just like donuts are better when they’re fresh, our relationship with God is better when its fresh.

Keeping your relationship with God fresh isn’t always easy. In fact, it takes a lot of work. It takes making God’s word a priority in our lives. Many times, we don’t take God’s word seriously. We want to pick and choose the things that make us feel good to focus on and throw out anything we disagree with, or things that make us uncomfortable. Take a look at what Jesus said in John.

“If you love Me, you will keep My commands. – John 14:15

Jesus didn’t say if you feel comfortable with what you see in the Bible keep my commands. Or, if my command makes you happy keep it. No. Jesus said if we love him, we will keep His commands.


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