There’s a saying … It might have come from someplace else first but it is at least a song lyric from the album Lakewood Live. It goes ‘every day with You Lord is sweeter than the day before.”
Every day with God is sweeter than the previous day?
The concept of this lie is strengthening legalistic religion but is absolutely KILLIING genuine faith. Maybe that’s too harsh but my point isn’t.
A faith filled relationship with God has ups and downs. What about the times I do the thing I promised God I wasn’t going to do? What about the day I totally ignore Gods direction? Is that day sweeter? No, in fact I’d say that day is downright bitter.
But the faith filled relationship with God doesn’t stay there. Its filled with restoration and renewal. That is biblical; think of all the times the psalms asks God for restoration. That requires that something went wrong at some point if it is to be restored.
Here’s the big Diehl, we Christians all too often think that our spirituality is supposed to be a nice and shiny thing. The truth is if your relationship with God is not filled with bitter days then maybe your relationship with God isn’t as alive as you think it is.
Sin in your life is a GIVEN. If you’re not struggling and needing restored once again then that means you’re LIVING with it. Whew why don’t we think of things in this way?
Funny… When you realize the RICHNESS of a faith filled relationship with God it even makes conviction a pleasurable thing. Now THAT’S sweet.