As I watched my father age, I wanted be around him as much as I could before wasn’t here anymore. I loved him for who he was and not for what he could do for me because at that point thats the only thing he could offer me was himself. I loved every single second with him.
I’m concerned by what I see happening in our world and church. Relationships being formed out of selfish ambition and “what’s in it for me?”, instead of true selfless love for each other.
It is so easy to be so busy we fall into routine of the day to day and with what needs to be done that we don’t even notice that we are not engaging our hearts anymore. We forget how to feel.
Any muscle will atrophy without being used. We forget about what empathy and true sacrificial love looked like. It’s easy to step into doing what you need to do to get your needs met without taking others into consideration.
I believe a huge enemy tactic right now is Christian narcissism (love of self). We serve to make us look and feel good, we connect and network with the right people in order to get ahead and we certainly don’t like to be challenged while doing it.
We’ve taken a toxin of this world and injected it straight into the vein of the church. It was/is never supposed to be about us! We as Christians are supposed to be dead to self and alive in Christ. Somehow we still have it backwards.
It seems we have lost His heart while “doing life.” Pretty soon family becomes estranged, spouses are distant and friends you thought would be there for life have gone AWOL. What is happening here??!!?? It’s like I’m seeing the walking spiritual dead.
They are lacking the love that is willing to be inconvenienced and interrupted. A love that takes them out of their comfort zones and into the heart. The God kinda love.
When we see the people in our lives in a utilitarian way we step out of our heart and into our heads. The relationship becomes about how you benefit each other instead of interacting heart to heart.
I cried out to God when I felt His heart anguish about what is happening. I felt Him saying that He has an answer. He is decreeing CLEAR over your life! Enemy’s hands off! Anything that is hindering LOVE must go! He is coming with a defibrillator to shock people’s hearts into beating again.
There are many right now who are dealing with horrific situations in their families, territories, churches, and other spheres of influence. Many have felt dead inside.
In the midst of great heartache He is causing a holy shock to course through your hearts to make you remember it is LOVE that’s truly important and with that revelation it starts to beat again!!!
We need to love the people in our lives… Deeply love them. Allow the shock in life to awaken you to the true state of things, good or bad. Allow it to clear your spiritual arteries so the Blood can pump in, out, and through the Body like it is intended to do.
As we arise to care again with His love we will feel the love come back into relationships that have been neglected. You will see them start to thrive again!!!
Let us not lose touch with His heart again and with the hearts of those we love. Let us desire to be in His presence and to long to be around others in our lives simply because we love who they are and love being in their presence and not for what they can do for us.
Remember….It’s not about us and ALL about HIM!!!
Galatians 2:20- I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Ezek 36:26- I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.