Revelation 3:1““To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.”
Being honest with oneself isn’t always easy however it is necessary for each of us to be brutally honest with ourselves. These past few days I have found myself having more time than usual. I am working from home so I don’t have the stress of waking up very early or leaving my house very early for the sake of traffic. I have more time and more freedom to do my job, complete all my necessary task and still have time for myself because I’m not wasting time in endless traffic. In addition to I’m doing all my courses on line. So again I have time on my hands.
My complaint has always been I don’t spend time with the Lord as much as I want because I’m always on the move. I can’t engage the Lord and just rest in His presence because I have things to do and deadlines to meet. I always tell the Lord only if I had more time I would dedicate it all to Him. Now fast forward to my current state. I have more time on my hands than I’ve ever had, my free time has literally doubled however my desire although it has increased my efforts to pursue Him has not changed much. I begun to ask myself “ what is wrong with you? Why the complacency and the lack of desire and coldness. Then in my attempt to really indulge in the word I realized that I was this scripture in flesh. I seem so alive on the outside it seems I have everything together but inside something has died and it is beginning to affect my growth and my relationship with my Father. As I am sure many of us can relate a part of us has died and our love has grown cold, but we are unable to return because most of us are not even in a place where we can accept that truth.
Let us all take stock of our heart and our love. Let us not only look at the surface layer become that will always deceive us. Let us look deeper and ask ourselves where truly is our heart and where is our love for the father? If you find that you have drifted use this time to reboot and come back to the father wholeheartedly. Even if your love has grown cold in one place or the other He’s opened to taking you back.