Sometimes, I feel far too familiar with my faith and its boundaries.
I find myself existing in a comfortable bubble of knowledge and emotion. I feel like I understand what God has set out before me and where I should be going with it. I talk to God regularly, however casually, and share my faith with the world...
But somewhere along the way, when I'm feeling warm and cozy in my zone, I realize that the oomph is gone.
Sometimes, the passion fizzles.
I am not the first to say it, "Having a relationship with God is just like being in any other relationship. You have to work at it." All relationships are challenging. If they weren't, they wouldn't be so rewarding when times are good.
I don't want my relationship with Jesus to be one of passing familiarity.
I want to always feel that deep pulling within to be in his presence, to feel his love, and to witness his glory with eyes wide open.
Right now, I'm sensing that slip into "the zone" and I desperately want to steer clear of it. What I realize now is that these things, while completely normal in a healthy relationship, can be salvaged and reignited. It's as easy as calling out to Christ...asking him to pull you right back. I don't expect to glide right on through life, jumping from each Jesus high to the next with no obstacles to overcome, but I want to have an awareness of the need for work to be done.
Luckily, I have a God who understands this, a God who is patient, a God who wants to walk with me through each an every puddle, pot hole, and flowery field. He wants me to seek him in all things...and especially when I begin to feel a little complacent. His love for me...for us... is relentless.
I'm linking up today with
...using her #5 prompt today.
You can listen to the song I chose below.