In a perfect world we wouldn't ever wander off course.
In a perfect world we'd never stray away from what is really true.
But a perfect world isn't our world.
No, our wold is far from perfect, and in reality the only way to keep ourselves to what is true will mean that we have a certain process that we will always have to go through.
It's a process of being willing to let every part of us be thoroughly searched.
We're prone to wander, and yet the ability to walk the straight and narrow lies within the grasp of each and every one of us. There's only the question of whether or not we'll give it the effort that it will require.
To keep ourselves locked into truth we'll need to let His perfect, all-knowing light come cascading through our lives. We'll need to choose to step into His perfect light and live right there within it-not a single part of us being able to go and hide.
This is the believers way of simply living- to be in a constant state of upward looking and continues growing.
Our eyes can so quickly take a glance away and then our ideas of what is true begin to fall apart.
The Christian's life is a constant choice to always and forever keep locking our eyes on the face of Jesus Christ.
And what is it that happens when we take our gaze away? We're susceptible to our view of God being twisted, and tricked to believe that we could live another way.
So let's go ahead and ask ourselves today...
Is the God that we are living for today, a God who loves us too much to leave us deep within our mess? Is He a God who's power is enough to break away our chains and lift us up outside of our pit and liberate our souls from all of our sin and shame?
Is He a God who is only found in a picture perfect scene with your coffee in hand and your Bible looking beautiful? Or is He a God who dwells within us every second of every single day, giving us the immeasurable gift of daily and moment by moment communion?
Is He a God that only desires us when it is convenient for us, or does He long to for our full and absolute devotion? Is He a God who is okay with only being used as a last resort?
Is He a God who turns a blind eye to your sin, understanding that we all have our moments when we walk across a line? Or is He a God who honors a brokenness within us over the ways we have shut Him out, offering freely a total forgiveness and grace when we acknowledge the truth of our choice?
Is He a God who is more caught up in your earthly success than His eternal plan, granting you your every earthly wish and giving you a right to each desire? Or is He a God who's more consumed with giving you a heavenly treasure that this world can't even comprehend, and using you in the fullest way for His unfolding splendor?
Is your God a holy God? A perfect, spotless, righteous God?
Do you catch yourself in wonder that this Holy God who's without flaw has come to live inside of you? That it thrill's His heart to another level to simply say that you've been made His child?
If you and I take away the fact that our beautiful Savior is perfectly Holy, we've lost out on all of the wonder of His incredible majesty.
What would happen to the way that we live if we lived in a state of being fully convinced that our God is perfectly Holy?