Return & Seek
My children don’t desire me anymore. My children don’t want to know who I am, they only want to know what I can do. Gone are the days when they knelt at my feet to worship, praise, and honor me. Long are the days they gave me access to their fears, their hearts, and their pains. Long are the days of a two-way conversation, no, they have chosen to ‘follow” me without knowing me. They follow an adulterated version of me that they have created in their own imaginations to fit their agendas. I have become a quick fix for them like an addict seeking the next high.
They come to me for my hand, never for my heart. Where has the intimacy gone? Where? I desire to have a relationship with them. Every time I knock on their door, they see me through the peephole but turn away. Do they know what would happen if they would just open the door and invite me in? Why has inviting my presence become a chore for them? I am the King of kings and the Lord of lords, I would change their atmosphere, their destinies. Children return to me, seek me, bond with me and love me with your hearts, minds, and souls. I am not a fast food meal, I am not a genie, I am not a quick fix, I am not trend in this trendsetter generation. I am El Shaddai; God almighty. I am a father that wants His children to return back to Him.
Fast Food Christianity
We have become lukewarm in our faith. It is so prevalent to see people refer to Jesus without actually knowing Him. We are living in a time of ” Fast Food Christianity”; where people desire the results that true intimacy can bring, but not the work that it takes. Instead of being cold or hot, we stand in the middle; we watch a sermon here and there, we place bible verses in our bios, and we speak Christianese without ever truly knowing Jesus Christ. The truth of it all is that God spits out those who are lukewarm and He tells us so in His word…”So, because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:16
God desires to have a meaningful relationship with us. We cannot continue to be lazy; instead of going to church, we sit on our beds and listen to church online. Instead of opening up our bibles, fighting with the word and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us, the bulk of our word comes only from the mouths of preachers. Let’s be honest, we don’t want to put in the work, but what you don’t sow, you will not reap.
Go Directly To The Source
Imagine if you met a new person, and instead of getting to know the person by spending time with them, you went to ask other people and the internet about the person. Yes, those might be good sources of information but we can agree that it is an inadequate version. Nothing and no one can replace the emotional, spiritual and mental bond you would create by getting to know the person yourself. If we believe that the friend scenario is absolutely absurd, why do we make the same mistake with Christ?
Christ is your friend, a friend that wants to have a better relationship with you, that is true and will always be true. You have to decide that you want to have a better relationship with Him. If and when you make that decision, you must seek God with all the might in you…don’t allow someone to spoonfeed you their version of Jesus Christ. The bible has been made accessible to all for a reason, use it to your advantage.
Do not be content with a quick fix, do not be content with placing bible verses in your social media bio without having experienced the living God. Do not be satisfied with crumbs when God has a whole meal prepared for you.
Seek God. Desire Him.
Relevant verses: 2 Chronicles 7:14, Matthew 5:6, Ephesians 4:15-16, 1 Chronicles 16:11, Deuteronomy 4:29, Psalm 14:2, Psalm 63:1