D’Souza in What’s so great about Christianity and Martin in The Jeusit guide to (almost) everything both state that the poor are closer to Jesus than those of us classified as middle class. The poor don’t have a comfortable lifestyle that gets in the way of their relationship with God; they live in world of hardship, poverty, persecution, and exile. They can relate to the Bible stories about hardships and trials. Yet Christianity is growing in these areas as opposed to in the developed countries.
What do you need to do to get rid of the barriers between you and God? I am not suggesting that you sell all you have and move to a third world country, although if that is where God is leading…
I am suggesting that you evaluate your lifestyle and see what is keeping you from a full and meaningful relationship with the living God.