If you haven’t read my last post (here) then I encourage you to do so first. I am taking a few days away with my wife in Madison, IN and just relaxing. I went for an early morning ride and rode new roads, climbed one hill twice and then had to do another one on the way back. The hills are great! One was long and taxing and the other taxing after doing the other twice. I loved it! While mileage is important, it isn’t in this case. Quality is. But that got me thinking about my own spiritual life. It is so easy to allow a relationship with Jesus to grow stale, to look at the longevity and forget about the quality of that relationship. It really doesn’t matter who it is (pastor, pastor’s wife, teacher, elder, etc) or how long it has been going on, it can happen to anyone. It is sort of like getting something new as a gift and being excited about it, but then as time moves on it loses its luster. I am in the process of trying to “refresh” my relationship with Jesus. As I think about that, I can’t get a song out of my head. Please take a listen before you automatically say, “Oh a song. Delete or move on.” It packs a punch.
It’s more than a wish, more than a daydream
More than just a passing whim
Yes, I’ve said this all before
A thousand times or more
I don’t wanna waste my life in chains of sin
I don’t wanna be, I don’t wanna be a casual Christian
I don’t wanna live, I don’t wanna live a lukewarm life
But I wanna light up the night
With an everlasting light
I don’t wanna live the casual Christian life
This life is filled with strong distractions
With pulls from the left one from the right
I’ve already made up my mind
Gonna leave this world behind
Gonna live my life a living sacrifice.
How is your spiritual life these days? Are you doing any renovating? What are you doing to make it happen? I know I am and hopefully soon will be able to tell you how I am coming along.