"But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
I heard a sermon this week which used this verse. It spoke to me.
Lately, I have felt distant from God. I relied on him alot when I was in school and not working as much. It was easy for me to talk to him and share my heart and listen to his direction. However, as I've been working and enjoying my summer I haven't been walking with him or talking with him as much. I feel like this summer I was a little crazy. Doing what I thought I should or what I wanted to do because "I deserved it after all my work with school".
Josh and I are still going to church in Spearfish too. This has been a hard thing for us as we are not making connections due to the distance from Rapid. We love being in worship with them. And each worship set we get a small taste of what we desire to bring to a church worship set. But still our hearts are not completely settled there.
I've been battling this sinus, head cold thing most of the summer. It goes on and off, but feels as though my ears are in a fog. Listening through cotton balls.
My soul feels the same. Sleeping in a fog. Being selfish and watching as my selfish desires only bring me more struggles.
WAKE UP! We desire so many things in this world, yet forget our purpose.
FOCUS. What is God's purpose in me? Us?
AWAKE MY SOUL! This world will not satisfy. My current frustrations come from my foolish choices.
GET GOING. Start working towards that which God is preparing.
BE WISE. Prayerfully consider God's word and purpose. Where can we best share his love?
SING.. because that's part of what God has created me to do.