not one day, but the rest of our lives

I look around this life, caught in the glimpses of loved ones; hanging on to excuses that allow love, passion, and thought to flow freely as if it was the norm. I blink, a new day has dawned, and we move forward with a new idea of normality, accepting new circumstances as a “blessing,” and continuing down the path that our flesh designs. For days and moments that are desired to be extraordinarily more heart pounding, I find are the most broken.

Why do we praise Jesus on Christmas? Why do we wake up, thrilled and ready to walk into church on Easter morning? Why do these days turn something in our minds to reflect and remember that we have an almighty God in our lives?

Why doesn’t every day do this?

James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only…”

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called…

Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice…

Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the spririt…

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God…

I could continue throughout scripture where in some form God tells us to desire in walking, thinking, and acting like him, every moment of every day. My heart yearns for those that see God as a decoration to pack away when the season is over. These holidays, events, circumstances present themselves and so many people jump into the pews ready to sing praise because that is what they “are supposed to do.”

With that being said, there is no instance that I could ever minimalize the amazing beauty and excitement that comes with any heart that decides, even for half a second, to praise the Lord our God; It is simply in these moments that I realize how much we all still need Jesus to transform our lives. Our God desperately wants us to pursue Him; He wants to intervene with our lives and for us to intimately know Him. This cannot be done once or twice a year on a day that has been labeled as convenient.

I long for our hearts to chase after our savior like a lost kid running back into hisrunning parent’s arms; I pray that our hearts break for the love and affection that our God has for us; and I crave the obedience to follow Him, every moment of every day.

Let us remember to take the lessons learned on these particular days, and use it as a foundation for the rest of our days.

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