Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him.” James 4:5 NLT
God made us for so much more than the temporary pleasures we experience here in this world. He longs for us to know intimacy with Him. In the the personal, private chambers of our spirit is the place where He longs to lavish Himself upon us. There is nothing this world offers that can take the place of one moment with the Lover of our souls. Only He can fulfill our greatest longings. Only He can satisfy the cravings of our soul. Sin has left us with a void that we so often try to fill with a relationship with a man or woman, substances, trips, events, and stuff of this age. None of it fills the massive canyon of our spirit. Only The Eternal One, Elohim (the eternal, all powerful God) can fill the canyon of our souls with the river of His grace. Jesus Christ is the face and grace of Elohim. If you are like me, and we are all alike, you have tasted the fruit of the world like Adam and Eve. You have realized the momentary pleasure of what it brings and, also, the consequences of its's entrapping. Sin does three things: 1. Takes us further than we intended to go. 2. Makes us stay longer than we thought. 3. Makes us pay more than you ever thought we'd pay. The allurement of this world cannot satisfy the longings of our spirit. Only a relationship with God, in Christ, can. Today, may we repent of our unfaithful wanderings and return to the One who has faithfully pursued us with passion, who has patiently waited for our acknowledgement of Him, and who desires our acceptance of His undying love. Once we have done this, spring time will come again in our souls. Then, and only then, will the flowers gleam brightly in the Sonlight, the birds sing in majestic harmony, and the recognition of our belonging be realized. Only then are we truly at home. Let's go home. Return, dear lost one. The table is spread and the meal of eternity awaits. Come and dine!!
Rev. Curtis Norris