Everything that has Breath

Sunday, August 24, 2014

"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord" Psalm 150:6

God has saved me, redeemed me, rescued me from despair, and loved me with an ever-lasting love (Jer. 31:3), and yet, sometimes I don't desire Him. I don't praise Him. I float through life, sailing on the waves of my own desires, satisfied by my own "righteousness". I allow every little thing to bring me down, and I take more pleasure in getting what I want than I do serving the Lord.

We all do it from time to time. Human nature causes us to do the very things we don't want to do (Rom. 7:15). It doesn't mean we aren't God's children, but it does mean we have a heart problem. We need to be reformed and corrected. Not only should our ways be changed, but our hearts need changing too.

I know a huge part of the reform comes from God's word, which I have neglected for quite a while now. I don't know why. I have a couple other blog posts from over a year ago about the exact same thing. It is utterly pathetic. I'm know I'm not the only one like this. 

I'd like to encourage all of us to spend a little time with God each day. Even if its literally one or two verses to start with, that's better than nothing. Until our unquenchable hunger for God's word comes back, we must force-feed ourselves to avoid starvation.

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