We are preposterous!
I’m realizing that we never “arrive” to the place which we (followers of Christ) strive for until the Lord calls us home or He comes back to receive us unto Himself. This truth is used as an excuse by some, “Well, I know that this is wrong…but I am not perfect. I’m human.” How horrifying that I have allowed that to escape my lips on some
occasions in my life. This is not to be used as any kind of excuse!!! Instead of allowing our fleshly weaknesses to become an excuse to fail, they should push us on to cling to the Savior even more tightly! In those moments we should see our desperate need for Christ! It is then that we should realize even more just how flawed we are and that He is all we have!
Why do we insist on walking away from the One who is all we need to attempt to fill ourselves with the temporal, draining offerings of this world? We scoff and shake our heads at the Israelites who turned from God multiple times even after seeing Him do miraculous works when we are just the same! Our culture is rampant with drugs, sexual immorality, pornography, divorce, affairs, & the lust of the flesh! But as soon as something bad happens, we turn to God and act as if we have been seeking Him with our whole hearts all the while! Why should we expect Him to respond with compassion when we have ignored Him and lived as we pleased until disaster struck?
I cannot imagine how we break God’s heart and even frustrate Him when we walk away from all that He holds out in His hands for us, His children, to pour things into our souls that He knows will damage us tremendously. Can you picture it? The Father, holding love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control in His hands – His hands that are outstretched towards those whom He loves so very much. Healing, provision, stability in Him. Comfort and strength. The child looks into His hand and then turns and reaches for the ways of the world. The empty promises posed by culture that ultimately destroy. The child drinks deep and is eventually overcome
by the pain and brokenness that comes with the consequence. All the while, the Lord is there – still waiting for the child to choose His way…heartbroken because He loves you so and despises the pain you are in because of your foolish decision. Yet He is always a gentleman, never forcing Himself upon any of His children.
Seek to cling tighter to Him. Ask for wisdom and discernment to know what empty cisterns you may be running to – even unaware. You will be surprised what you find with the illumination of the Holy Spirit. The miracle in it all? His unfailing mercies that are new every morning. His love that is unshakable. His promise to never leave or forsake you. His faithfulness in giving you strength each step of obedience that you take along the way.
Glory to God.
Love and prayers.