I’ve been wondering lately…
How is it that one can reach a peek in any area of life only to lose the intensity that lead to that peek?
Since we just came through the Christmas Season I have been giving more thought to this kind of thing. First of all why aren’t most of us able to muster that “Christmas Season” spirit all year long? I mean it’s not that we are heathens or hateful the rest of the year but let us all admit that we seem to be able to find that extra measure of kindness, love and patience the closer we come to Christmas.
This got me to further thinking about what I’ve referred to before as “spiritual markers”. That’s where the “peek” thing comes in. Just how is it that when our proverbial fruit tree begins to bear fruit, are we able to sit back and admire the fruit? For goodness sakes, if we are mature enough to recognise the fruit and the “fertilizing” it took to produce it, then why don’t we continue fertilizing?
Specifically I have been reminiscing about this previous post.
Unquestionably a spiritual marker in my life. So why is it that I find it so difficult to maintain my relationship with my Father to such a degree that this type of communication is not such an unusual thing.
I read in the Bible where God spoke to His people on various occasions. I also read that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. So the logical conclusion I come to is that if people aren’t hearing God’s voice in the world today then it surely is not because God has changed or is somehow lacking.
Remember when we were in school? We had finals or a big exam coming up. We wanted to score as high as possible in order to increase our GPA or too at least keep it from falling.
Well, why isn’t it that we study the things of the Lord in the same way? Is it because we don’t truly believe in our heart? Is it that we just take Him for granted and settle for the least common denominator? Why is it that we value our earthly accomplishments more than our relationship with the Creator?
Not so you say? How much time do we spend each day, week, month, year on our stuff (job, recreation, relaxing, etc.)? Now compare that with the amount of time we spend on developing a close relationship with the Great I Am.
Time has value. So where is our value spent?