I asked my friend what her New Years resolution was and without hesitation she said, “To love the Lord on fire like I used to.” I remember thinking that was awesome, but nothing I needed to achieve.
Last night, I attended one of my local church’s service for college students. The first half is always spent worshiping, and as I felt the Lord move in my heart and the Holy Spirit upon me, I raised my hands. This motion of raising was stiff… my hands hadn’t been lifted in some weeks. The movement felt awkward and unfamiliar. Maybe my fire actually has dimmed?
"And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” // Matthew 18:2-4
Words are easier said than done. I know that I need to love the Lord like when I first believed, but my life gets in the way. I know I need to talk to Him more, but occasionally I don’t feel like it. I know that He is Lord of all, but I don’t see Him and sometimes it’s easier to believe in something I can see.
My friends are wise, really. I was talking to another friend of mine who said something so true, that Jesus’ spirit is literally inside of us, that when we don’t know what to do or where to turn, His spirit in us will guide us and speak truth to us.
My truth? That my knees have gotten comfortable and my heart too adequate in quietening His spirit within me.
The Lord, the Creator of all, the One who loves us enough to make home in our hearts craves for us to awaken the life only He can bring- and consistently.
“And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” // Acts 2:38
“God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” // Romans 5:5
Imagine the life we could have if we are in tune to God. It we are consistent and intentional with Him, what treasures will He grant us? What joy will He bring us? What obstacle can we not overcome? That hope is enough for me. Let us stop imagining a full life and let us dig deeper towards God, so that we may truly have full life in Him and Him only.
Annie // @annie_body_home