This week, my family and I were honored to celebrate the marriage of a very close friend. It was an amazing wedding and we truly felt God's presence in the church during the ceremony. The songs were perfect, the sanctuary was packed, and the bride was stunning. The reception was full of laughter, dancing, and excitement.
At one point during the wedding, I looked around and noticed beautiful flowers used for decorative accents. They were just the right touch to give the space extra character. I noticed the flowers were not real, but it was somewhat hard to tell if I was not looking closely.
Later that day, I begin to think about those fake flowers. It occurred to me that these flowers look great, and they will always look great, but they will never grow. They are simply made to look nice and fulfill a temporary purpose.
Then, I begin to think about the life God calls us to live. I believe He wants us to go deeper in our spiritual life by getting to know Him more. Not desiring a deeper relationship with God will prevent us from growing. Sure, we could look flawless on the outside, but ultimately our life is empty when we simply desire to maintain the surface appearance.
God wants us to experience so much more. My prayer is that we constantly strive to grow. We can't simply be okay with "looking good". We are missing out on so much abundance when we do. We can't just be a "Sunday Christian".
Prayer for today: God, please show me things in my life that need repair. Help me to grow closer to you today. Amen
This post was written by Rev DeCrastos.
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