A God shaped hole in your heart

Posted: October 5, 2012 in christian living, ecclesia, Jesus
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… that only Jesus can fill.

While this may be one of the most abused clichés in all of churchianity there is some definite truth here. Are you lacking some reality of Christ dear brother, sister? Look at what is filling your time and thoughts. When we are drifting (by a slow neglect of our first love) something will start to fill in the void. It may be sports, entertainment, a pet doctrine, politics, church activity or traditions, business matters, etc. It will be something though.  Even among those who have tested apostate christianity and found it to be false, who cling to the name of Christ, and hate the practice of false shepherds, it is possible to drift from our first love.

Revelation 2:2  “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.  I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary.  But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.  Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

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  1. fleebabylon says:

    I point the finger at myself here and am not talking to any other one person though this applies to many saints I know. A brother and I who both used to be pro sports addicts were just talking the other night and confessing our sin to each other that we have been peaking at the news to see if the tigers had been winning or losing as it was an exciting playoff race that was being hyped up here in Detroit.

    Since then I have not had one single desire about the sport because Jesus reminded me that I had been set free from that years ago and only needed to walk in that reality. You know what is wonderful, when the presence of Christ makes all of the worlds attractions seem like dung. Then we are not restraining ourselves from these things as a matter of law or rule, but it is all of God’s grace and the reality of his presence making them so insignificant that they are meaningless to us. How much better still when there is daily fellowship of the saints and we can encourage one another in these things.

    It is true that picking up our cross and denying the flesh is a hard thing in a way, but in a way it is a sweet beautiful thing if it is the Holy Spirit leading us. I only write this to encourage my brethren to be free in Jesus from the love of the world and things of this world, not to condemn anyone as I have struggled with too but know that I am free in Jesus and can walk by faith in that truth.

    Wonderful Christ glorifying song by brother Braden at

    http://lastlamb.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/lord-give-us-the-grace-to-die-sweetly-new-music/

  2. fleebabylon says:

    I am also not meaning to say it is wrong for any believer to watch a sports game. But there is a deep underlying addiction that can form and pretty soon meaningless things of the world become a source of excitement and entertainment to us, and as I heard a brother once say that should cause us great concern.

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