Life can get bland. Do you know what I mean? It can be a slow process but things can get really practical and sort of shallow.
It's so easy to get swallowed up by our frenzied, stressed out, over-achieving 'prove yourself' society and become something we are not or even worse, sometimes try to be less than who we were made to be! ...just to fit in?
Did you have a passion and a purpose that God was calling you to but it was far too daunting or risky?
I've found that disobedience can lead to a bland, shallow existence.
When we choose the right option (not the easy option), God will make a way.
For the past year (which has been one heck of a ride!) I have been listening to sermons by Pastor Carter Conlon at Times Square Church in New York; that man is seriously in tune with God. He has been through some major difficulties in life...he walked a dark path of intense anxiety and panic attacks that God delivered him from...he is free but he is filled with a deep, rich compassion that adds such tenderness to his fire.
His preaching is serious 'Soul Fire' and I need it. I'd encourage you to find that kind of soul food on this journey called life!
Life can hit us hard sometimes (a lot of the time!?) and without knowing, it can slowly and silently chip away at our conscience, at our values, at our calling and at our very souls.
It's creating a desire for real soul food and deciding to quit the worldly junk that never truly 'satisfies' our spiritual appetite.
We are living in unusual days, the world can be a very anxious and lonely place ...we need soul food desperately.
We need God's power at work in our lives like never before.
If you're empty...hungry...go fill yourself up with some seriously good soul food!
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.