Week 19 Day 6
Finding God in the mysteries of every day
Hebrews 5: 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
“…you no longer try to understand” Perhaps this has been the problem all along. We get to a certain point of knowledge and experience of the ethos of Christianity and then we think “OK, I’ve got this. No need for any further effort on my part, I’ll just follow the lead of everybody else.”
If we stopped to think about it there are so many ways to avoid entering into a vital, vibrant relationship with Jesus. We can go the route of academia, learning every nuance of language and theological thought, or we can engage in every aspect of “organized” Church activities, including worship services. But, do any of those things really draw us closer to the person of Jesus?
When I was much younger before I ever began to court my wife, we spent a lot of time together. Just us, no one else. We did not live out our lives in front of the world we simply spent time together. It is the same with the love relationship with our glorious Savior. His desire, and ours should be simply to spend as much time together as we possibly can. It’s called PRAYER!
As much as we desire to see “massive prayer awakenings” in the Church I believe that will not happen until there is a quiet humbling of each individual Christian in the quiet of the “prayer closet”. Then desire will lead to understanding, understanding will lead to vision, and vision will lead to a sense of purpose and mission.