“I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” (Philippians 3:8)
There is a saddening pattern in the church. Lost souls enter the body of Christ, are thrust into education and service only to grow weary over time. They struggle with the same issues and sins for years, and many of them never really mature in Christ, even those who appear to be doing His work. Eventually the walk proves to be too cumbersome and many times they leave the body of Christ all together.
It is clear to me that sometimes we focus so quickly on doing Christian things that we miss the purest intent of a walk with Christ; simply coming to know Him.
I wrote this book because over the years I’ve witnessed countless people who shared a similar plight as I did. They attended church and did everything they were “supposed” to do, but somehow it did not result in a deep, meaningful, life changing relationship with Christ.
They are missing the same thing I was missing. They are trying their best to serve Christ but simply do not know Him. There was a time when I thought the journey through which I came to truly know Christ was unique to me, but during a study of the book of Revelation I read the seven letters to the churches and saw my story so clearly outlined. I had read those letters countless times, but it wasn’t until this moment that I recognized what they represented.
Christ had taken me through seven seasons of growth in my relationship with Him, and I saw through His letters to the churches in the book of Revelation that those seven seasons were not unique to me, they were universal to us all. Within these seven letters were key aspects of the relationship Jesus desires to have with all of us. These letters reveal who He is and who He wants to be in our lives. They are the outline of His plan to reveal Himself to each of us. They are His desperate plea for our devotion and attention and His promise of new life.