Staying connected to God is not rocket science. It is not something that is hard to figure out how to do, but it is often something we don’t want to do.
Then at those times when it feels like God is silent and distant, we often assume that it’s God who has drifted away from us. If God seems absent or inactive, maybe we should do a quick pulse check on ourselves…
It would be good to ask if the following quote from Stuff Christians Like is true of us:
“…I’m not starting my days with God right now. I’m not praying actively like I usually do. I’m not centering my mornings and my days on who he is and who he made me to be. It’s been a week since I’ve cracked my Bible and in it’s absence I’ve been filling my head and heart with junk.
I’ve been watching shows on Hulu that I never watch. I’ve been aimlessly surfing online which is usually a deathtrap for me. I’ve been nudging my boundaries all over the place. I’ve been reading and listening to things I usually avoid. Hmmm, I wonder if any of that will have a consequence?”
What I put into my head and my heart affects my soul.
The things that I’m consuming will either feed or starve my relationship to God. There’s no such thing as neutral.
And I know what the good things are that strengthen my connection to Jesus… the problem is that I don’t always want the good things. It is in these times that I need to turn to Jesus and desperately ask him to change what I want into what he wants.
What have you been feeding your head and your heart this week? Is it time to go on a diet or maybe to introduce some new foods?
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.