Even with truth living in and around me, somehow the lie came along too. I believed in Jesus quite young. No major questions, just a big Yes, I believe. I don’t ever remember saying yes to the lie, but it followed me anyway.
It’s the oldest lie on the books, the same lie that poisoned the garden of Eden. It wears the mask of something more, something better. But it spoils. After it weasels in and takes root in our hearts.
God doesn’t truly love you, not enough. You need more.
That’s the lie.
Did you know that we can hold the truth in one hand, whilst reaching for something better with the other hand?
We live in such a broken-down place, but we still build our towers to the skies. We fill ourselves up, at least we try. Even when we hold the truth, we can be living under the influence of the lies. We need to remember, every day of our lives – God loves us. God loves us so much that He made a way to rescue us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. He who came not to condemn the world, but to save it is our Saviour! Not only that, but also – Jesus is enough. He didn’t only die, He was raised to life for us. He IS life, and He wants to create new life in us.
So why do we still look for life in other places? We wouldn’t usually call it that. Okay, we’d never call it that.
The root of all our sin is – we desire created things more than we desire the Creator.
We are idolaters, of the hidden kind.
We need to remember who God is, and we need to remember who we are. And then, the only way for us, is to repent and embrace all that God has for us again.
We need revival. We need the life of Jesus poured into us. Right now, right here wherever we are. No need for a big tent or a booming voice calling us forward. We need revival here in our hearts, today.
In these moments, I desire nothing more than Jesus. When I stray from here, I need revival again. So I will most surely need it by tomorrow – maybe much sooner! My life, in Christ, depends on it.