Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Devotional Tea 44: Love What You Want.

Scripture: Colossians 3:1-2 (MSG)

"So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective."

Meditation:

"We become like that which we love. If we love what is base, we become base; but if we love what is noble, we become noble." ― Fulton J. Sheen.

Religion is a watershed where man seems to want to both eat his cake and keep it. We seek a god who both meets our protective needs and allows us the lust of our flesh. As it were, we seek the god which makes us happy on our own terms.

That must have been the idea in the mind of the Israelites as they asked Aaron to make them a god. Their prototype or archetype was all they saw in Egypt. The Egyptians had gods for different things they hold dear, including their Pharaoh. It was a cheap way the Pharaohs used to maintain control over the people. 

They looked up to the Pharaohs in respect. The Pharaohs' themselves internalized so much they believed it. How so our own walk will be made perfect if we believe God and all He reveals in His word. How so our walk will be if we believe we have the power to become the sons and daughters of God. 

How so powerful and different we will see ourselves when we understand our positioning with Christ. God wants us to. He wants us to be so overwhelmed with Him we can see nothing else. O let the word dwell in us richly unto all wisdom. O that we might see Christ in all, through all, and overall.

© 2021 Akin Akinbodunse.

Further Reading: Exodus 32; Colossians 3:16; Galatians 2:20; John 1:12.

Prayer: O Lord my God, consume me through and through. You have my surrender.

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