Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

Week 14 Day 2

Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

Hebrews 10: 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. (NIV)

Where there is ignorance of God, crime runs wild; but what a wonderful thing it is for a nation to know and keep his laws. (TLB)

            Some days I just want to give up. Some days I don’t want to see or speak to anybody. Some days I just want to stew in my anger and frustration. It is on these days that I most need the often, none too gentle, prodding of a brother or sister in Christ to encourage me to rise up from my lethargy and be about the Lord’s business.

            Overcoming spiritual and emotional inertia is requires  a catalyst of some sort, someone or something to “spur” us into motion. Sometimes, gentle encouragement just doesn’t work. Sometimes I need to be shouted at to get busy with what I know I need to be doing. Sometimes I need a gentle “kick” to know that it’s time to get moving.

            Every day represents an opportunity to forgive, to express love, to point to God, to “reveal” the truth of the love and sacrifice of our Lord Jesus. In a world where everything spiritual has become a cliché to the “elite, informed” classes, in a time when our sophistication and  “knowledge” has far outpaced our understanding,  revealing God and His love is “job one” for those who know Him.

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