A generation who will sit at the feet of Jesus day in and day out – intoxicated with his love that his fire is shut up in our bones and his words bound on our arms. We ought to not to just go to him when we are in desperate need Jesus is not a quick fix pill and God forbid the presence of God is a one time high and we let it wear off with our busy schedule. We must remain in his presence as the pillar of cloud and pillar of fire was with the children of Israel in Exodus 14, we ought to allow God to be with us everyday and every moment. He wants us to present with what he is doing in our lives.
Drunk in the Spirit one day and drunk in the world the other days. Yes, Jesus knocks on our heart but a time will come when that knock will be a distant sound that you will be reminded of on the day of judgment. We can’t just read his word to heal a broken soul or go to him to wipe our tears. yes, the sick need the physician but the whole must remain too.
We have compartmentalised the gospel into pills and we pop them on our days of lows to bring us to a high until we understand that Jesus is a life support we need him to eat, to breathe, to talk and to walk. If not we have missed out on the sweet fellowship with the Holy Spirit. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is not to be taken for granted but we must come to him daily sobbing on his feet and wiping it with the hairs on our head which he has numbered, kissing his feet and pouring our oil out for him. Jesus longs for us to love him too for he is ours and we are his, if we are to be satisfied with him we must be hungry every single day.
The rich who come to him go back empty, the poor in spirit inherit his kingdom. Am I saying that Jesus doesn’t want to heal our broken heart? No of course not but Jesus isn’t a plan b when our strength fails. Godforbid the day we believe we don’t need him he returns for his bride. A wife is always in need of her husband and not just on days she is low but on days she is high too. The Holy Spirit isn’t a pharmacist that gives you a solution, He is the solution. Our healer and sustainer for he binds our wounds with his love and longs to lead us to the green pastures.
Christianity isn’t a quick fix, it’s a continuous journey of walking with Christ as we await his return. For the kingdom of God is liken to a treasure in a field that man sells all he has to buy that land with the treasure. We must get rid of everything to focus on who really matters and for that to happen we can’t limit Christ and put him in a bottle place in a drawer that we return to when our world which is bound to fade away starts to crumble.
For us to reap the fruits of being with Christ it requires patience thus a quick fix Christianity won’t cut it all. We can’t choose to only read the word of God when we have hit rock bottom. Or drown in the realms of worship and then swim up for air during the rest of the week or month. Running to our drawer to pick up our medication when anxiety or depression kicks back in, we can’t fool God. Let’s sow properly and reap well.
Take Christ out of the drawer and in our hearts, taking in him like the breath we breathe in, like the water that satisfies the thirsty soul but so refreshing that one drink isn’t enough. Hungry but never full so we don’t become fools that believe in our hearts we don’t need God.
Our prayer should always remain that Holy Spirit invade me, there’s never enough as vast as you there is always more of you and for that case I know that a verse or a chapter of your word when I’m low won’t carry me. I need more than enough oil as I wait for your return my bridegroom so we can go into the chamber together.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”
Matthew 13:44-46 KJV
Let’s put our hand in the plough and never look back get rid of that mentality that we can live without Christ. He is our life support the moment we disconnect from him nothing will ever sustain us. Quick fix Christianity is only for a season for when the trials and the ways of life comes around it will crumble, chocked and shrink to nothing. No fruits.
I pray that I myself will never ever be satisfied with whatever level I get to with Christ for there’s so much more to him the more I get to behold his eyes of fire, hair like wool and feet like bronze I’m assured that he is indeed the most beautiful.
The fool for Christ depends on him and him alone!
P.S I love how in Mark 15:23 that when they offered Jesus the wine mingled myrrh to medicate his agony he refused it. To be completely present and endure the burden of the cross for his beloved. He didn’t seek for a quick fix, we shouldn’t use him as one too.
“And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.”
Mark 15:23 KJV