Do I have an open relationship with God? I have a nominal commitment to Him which is demonstrated through self proclamation and occasional encounters through church, prayer and reading scripture. But so often I think that He is not enough and seek the thrills of the world. My heart is divided between various temptations of worldly success, secular entertainment and self-serving relationships. But God does not settle for a minimal commitment. When I had squandered everything He gave me and became a slave to the world, He bought me back with His life. I looked to others to ‘give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink,’ but I did not realize that God was my only provider. When the world failed to fill me, He fulfilled my every need and want. “Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him. Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:1-3 (ESV) 

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