A Life with God
Recently, I was thinking and asking God to understand how the heroes of the past did to stay in the faith, since nowadays the difficult thing is not to have the faith, but to keep in the faith, to keep yourself saved. After all, what was the secret of these men of God who did not stray from the faith?
"Moses took his tent and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the tabernacle of meeting. And it came to pass that everyone who sought the Lord went out to the tabernacle of meeting which was outside the camp. So it was, whenever Moses went out to the tabernacle, that all the people rose, and each man stood at his tent door and watched Moses until he had gone into the tabernacle. And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door. So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle." Exodus 33:7-11
Even though Moses was a man full of responsibilities and leader of a nation, even though he had to solve all the problems (because everything that happened had to go through him), look what he did.
He erected a tent, far from the city's camp and far from everyone, to be alone with God, and there God spoke with Him. Moses had his moment with God, he separated that time to feed his communion with the Father.
The reason most people fail in their faith, in their struggles, thus losing Salvation, is precisely because they do not have life with God.
They are involved with this world, and they have no fellowship with God, they don't have their moments with God, or (if they had) no longer have. In fact, that's what happened to some of the men who were in our midst before and today are no longer, as they did everything on autopilot.
What keeps us going isn't the work we do, it's not just church attendance, Bible knowledge, and so on. But this life with God, this constant fellowship with Him.
If we do what the men of the past did, and prioritize the daily communion with God, which even the Lord Jesus had (and if it was for Him, it will certainly be for us too), we will remain firm in the faith, until the end !!!
"Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles..." Luke 6:12-13