Sin is expensive. Incredibly expensive. But the price isn’t always paid in cash. How then is it paid one could ask? The answer is simple, it’s paid with the currency of mental, emotional, and especially spiritual pain.
In these days when everyone has an opinion. When “icons – rock stars in the religious world” that are enjoying popularity in the so called Christian world are undermining the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith; people such as – Steve Harvey who openly declares the heretical idea that “Jesus is not the only way to Heaven” and people such as Joel Osteen who talks about the “Power of Intention” which is an occultist esoteric term and practice and the such as sports icon Tom Brady the American footballer who plays as a quarterback for the New England Patriots who relies on his Wife who is a self-confessed witch who casts spells, gives him necklaces, healing stones and mantras for his success it is really important that we recognise who Jesus is to us.
The old Beatles song lyrics say “Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay. Oh, I believe in yesterday. Suddenly I’m not half the man I used to be There’s a shadow hangin’ over me. Oh, yesterday came suddenly”
These words typify the experience of many as they awake in the morning – Perhaps even this very morning for some.
We live in a (Covid-19 Virus) environment, it’s becoming the “new normal” and in this post-pandemic world many are left with fears, questions, and anxiety.
The toll taken on lives by the virus throughout the world medically and economically is enormous but there is a “new virus” that has infected in an even greater measure. The virus of anxiety and worry.
I’ve been challenged over the past few weeks about where my spiritual eyes are focused and where my treasure is. Strange thing you might say to be considering but is it really. You see, it’s so easy for us to get distracted because of the busy and hectic lives we live. Families, Careers, Holidays, Seasons of Sickness and this does not exclude those reading this meditation that are involved in “full time ministries”.