What I read today;
1 Corinthians 10; Matthew 26; Isaiah 26; Job 26; Judges 2; Genesis 26
Earlier this year the final season of Game of Thrones was broadcast to the world. People had waited eagerly for nearly 2 years for the final season. The intensity of those following the show was incredible. Then the final show aired. The backlash began almost immediately. The ending disappointed most of the fans of the show. The evil queen Cersei didn’t come to a gruesome end like many hoped. John Snow didn’t end up King. So many disappointments.
The spiritual lives of many in the western world are similar to the final season of Game of Thrones. We chase after spirituality in so many ways. New age gurus point us to a type of spirituality that winds up leaving us empty and broken. We fail to understand just who we are and why we are here.
This problem is not new. Isaiah talks about the need for a spiritual revival in Isaiah 26. The hallmark of a revival is not the number of people who head to the front of the church after an altar call. It’s not the size of the megachurch on the corner or the number of books sold by an author.
No, it’s found in the lives of the individual believers who are earnestly seeking God. It’s those souls who lie awake at night and seek God in prayer. It’s in the lives of those who wish to please God by serving others every day. Seeking God is more than just worship and bible study. It’s a soul that longs for God with every fiber of its being. It’s about a belief that God is there with his arms outstretched looking for each and every one of us. Seeking God is a full-time occupation.
So today, as you go about your business, remember the words of Isaiah in chapter 26 vs. 8-9;
“In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and your renown are the soul’s desire. My soul yearns for you in the night, my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.”