Monday, August 29, 2016

Symbol or True Belief

I was reading a blog this morning and the author simply states that the cross has "become a symbol of religion or simple spirituality".  We wear cross jewelry and have cross artwork in our homes and in our offices, but does that cross simply represent our spirituality or do we stop and think about the cross and the forgiveness and love of God that should flood our hearts and thoughts every time we see it?

I will be completely honest.....I have a small cross hanging on the wall in my office at work, I have cross artwork hanging in my home and I have cross jewelry.  But you know....all of it has just become part of my normal routine.  All I have to do is look up from my computer screen and see the cross hanging on the wall, but do I?  It has been hanging there for so long that I honestly don't even think about it.  That is heartbreaking.  I should be looking at this cross multiple times a day thanking Jesus for His love and forgiveness.  I should be looking at this cross and reflecting instead of letting it be a simple adornment.

What if that's all that we became to Jesus.....just a simple adornment that He noticed occasionally? That would totally shake and break everything we as Christians believe in.

No wonder my life feels like it is falling apart.  My Savior, my hope and my glory in Heaven have become a simple adornment.

Father, Please forgive me for taking Your love and forgiveness, Your sacrifice for granted.  Forgive me Father for treating you as a simple adornment that it just part of life and routine.  You are the giver of my life Father and I should treat You as such.  Please Father, help me to get on the right path, Father help me to live for You, to seek Your will for my life.  Father, please fill this emptiness and loneliness inside me with Your perfect love and Holy Spirit.  Father, please wash and cleanse me.  Guide me and direct me.  Forgive me my sweet Jesus!