Have you ever lived in a house where the water temperature changes based upon who's using the water at the time. You are in the shower and the water is a perfect temperature; it is just the way you like it. All of a sudden, you find yourself screaming because someone flushed the toilet in a bathroom down the hall and now you have third degree burns all down your chest and back. Or just the opposite, you get an ice bath when your child decides to run a load of laundry, the dishwasher, or brush their teeth.
Some-days I feel this way in my walk with God. I absolutely LOVE Him! I am so thankful for what He has done in my life, and the tangible ways that He has been active and present in my life is undeniable. But the truth is, as much as there are seasons or times that are filled with passionate worship and connection with God, I have seasons and times that leave me feeling distant and cold. My faith is not broken or lost; it's simply set on the back burner of my priorities. It seems to run ice cold. God becomes something I believe in; rather than someone I'm in love with. Did you catch that; I reduce the creator, the God of this universe, MY SAVIOR; to a something; rather than enthroning Him to His rightful place as the LORD of my life. Putting this truth to spoken words brings tears to my eyes and repentance to my heart.
"Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you."
My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will partner with me and help me to run more white HOT in my every day life. That I will not be hindered by the surrounding environment, that circumstances, people, and life will have no bearing on the spiritual temperature of my relationship with Jesus. I will fix my eyes on Him!
Life is Beautiful!