Last Night I Cried
Last night I cried, I was undone by the condition of the church, as I wrote I cried out to God, who is so merciful and never lets the conditions of our hearts, go unchecked and unchallenged. I sometimes feel ever so sorry for those who are around me a lot because more often then not whatever my message is one key theme running through it is a deep desire and yearning that we would seek holiness with our whole being that we would be children of God and children of the light. What is even more heart breaking is that we see people giving up their life of comfort to fight a war with Isis to live a life of abandonment to a cause not befitting of any saint. Can we not give up our lives and seek God with everything till he starts to transform us? How many of us will truly hunger and thirst for righteousness just as much as we hunger and thirst for a home, food, clothes, spouse or the more meaningless things, like excessive gadget and stuff? How much is our soul truly worth?
We read the scripture “For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world [with all its pleasures], and forfeit his soul?” Mark 8:36 But we invest our whole lives in gaining the world and never count the cost of the impact of our soul. Like do we actually truly believe the word of God? Like really or have our eyes been truly blinded and our hearts so hardened that we can no longer receive the truth? I’m broken; I’m messed up because the consequences of this error are grave and eternal. It’s a serious issue more serious than life on this earth.
The more and more I seek God and as we attempt to develop 24/7 in London it is clear that only people in true pursuit of the heart of God will pray. Prayer has taken a back seat because so has heaven, holiness and in short Christ. These days we can do everything but pray, we can talk, we can worship but prayer we don’t even consider for a second and when we do consider it, its for 5 or 10 minutes and more often or not its not to get to know Him and seek His face for Him or to share His heart, nooo, not at all, it all about us what we need our problems our concerns are our worries, forget what’s on Gods heart and mind. We are a generation that neither seeks Him or wants Him. Lets acknowledge God together my brothers and sisters, Let us give Him the glory and honour due to His name.
Let us relinquish all our strength and ability and seek God strength and ability through prayer. I’m looking forward to COLHOP tomorrow at 7pm in City Temple, come with your hearts and mind prepared and come with a determination to seek the face of God. Much love your sister in Christ. Ruth