Deuteronomy 10:21 –He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
Our eyes see every day the blessings that the Lord has bestowed upon us and yet we fail to walk in his precepts. Our lives portray double standards of what we speak and profess and how we live and act. Our attitude alone speaks of our actions, yet our mouths praise his name. Are we like the Pharisees in the biblical times that were only conscious of their image rather than building a relationship? We live in turbulent times of always getting trapped and then working out a solution that meets our needs and thereby becomes complacent to the lives of others. Are we building mansions of Christ life and yet living lives that have fences of prosperity and surrounded by our needs only; forgetting that we are here for a purpose and that purpose is not to build castles for ourselves but save lives and souls for Jesus. What do we allow our senses to perceive? Building our holiness and a lifestyle that is protected, shackled up in barns of what we define righteousness; or is it a life of giving, a life that understands, a life that loves and a life that walks every day in the teachings of Jesus. Jesus never taught us to create a small world for him; that’s why he always went on to the mountain top to preach so that everyone could see him. Can people see you? Or are they just seeing someone who lives a protected life; has the Bible as the manual for himself alone and acquires everything based on it.
A life that is not broken and has not sacrificed is a life that does not recognize the heart of Jesus. A heart and a body will falter and ache; yet acknowledge him in all your ways; come back to him and he will use your backsliding, your faults, and your scars to save souls. Hold on to him even when you feel you are slipping cause after you have slipped and hurt yourself; he will take that hurt and make it a beautiful testimony and a balm for others. And the sense of love will be complete.