"But when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through dry, arid places in search of rest, but it does not find any. then is says, i will go back to my house from which I came out. And when it arrives, it finds the place unoccupied, swept, put in order, and decorated."
Are you in a place in your life where keeping the peace is ultimate? Have you spent years in turmoil only to find that blissful peace is all you pray for?
Well, my friend, it may come to surprise you that blatant indifference to life is an excuse. If you're in there on your cozy pillows staring out at the seamless landscape with no godly activity in your life then you are not reaching out as God intended.
It is important that we fill our lives with godly activity and make decisions to work for God, making a positive difference in the world. Most don't realize that indifference is a personal decision. Right and wrong are not the only decisions we make. A decision to do nothing is still a decision, and it is one that makes us weaker and weaker. It gives the devil more and more opportunities to control us.
Empty space is still a place, and the Word of God teaches that if the devil comes and finds emptiness he quickly occupies the space. Inactivity indicates that we are in agreement with and approve of whatever is going on as long as we are left in peace. After all, if we are doing nothing to change it, then we must think whatever is happening is fine.
Most of us can look at impoverished areas and those in need with compassion. But what are you doing about it? It is easy to align our hearts with what's happening in front of us, but a whole different level if we reach out and help.
So how comfy is your life? Who are you reaching out to?
Don't just sit there on those pillows and pray for God's intercession. Seek God aggressively about what difference you can personally make. Most of you may read this and return to your daily lives wondering........ But some of you will get busy and try to infiltrate and do something positive to help others. Some of you will be determined to find ways to make a difference in this world. Indifference makes and excuse, but love for others finds a way! Everyone can do something?
What will you do this week?
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "Be of service."
Help me to realize that my comfy space is not all you intended.
Teach me to pray about what you need me to do.
Remind me that there is more to life than indifference.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always