Today’s passage says this: “Have you no respect for me? Why don’t you tremble in my presence? I, the Lord, define the ocean’s sandy shoreline as an everlasting boundary that the waters cannot cross. The waves may toss and roar, but they can never pass the boundaries I set. But my people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned away and abandoned me. They do not say from the heart, ‘Let us live in awe of the Lord our God, for he gives us rain each spring and fall, assuring us of a harvest when the time is right”.
We, the Christians of today, seriously, we have to wonder what has happened to us that the power of God is no longer manifested in the Church as it was in the early church. My brother, my sister, this applies to each of us individually. The truth is that most believers look to the Lord for themselves and not for the love of God. Yes, we should ask ourselves what is going on in our lives that has reduced our relationship with God into rituals or a list of things to do.
You see, many things in your life can help you to put your finger on it. I hope you meditate on these obstacles and reflect on how to rekindle your love for God. However, allow me one thought as to why we may have lost our love for God. The main problem is that we have lost our admiration of him: Christians no longer tremble before God’s presence! We are no longer moved by His grace. We are no longer impressed by His creation. We have allowed the mundane to crowd our minds. We have let our routines blind our eyes to the majesty of God.
My friends, technology interfere between us and God. We are running so much and serving our gods so that we are too busy to see and too busy to love the true God. We have our heads down in our phones so much that we do not look up and see God in all the created world. We have our minds so connected to technology we cannot enjoy the relationships He gives us. When is the last time you noticed or the person sitting next to you on a bus or train and who hoped for a smile to brighten their day? Worse, I went out for lunch the other day and next to me were two women eating, probably on a lunch break. Throughout the meal, they did not exchange a word between them. They were both busy with their phones, checking email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.! We are so busy serving our gods that we cannot see the true God anymore. My friend, our love is bound up in the technology of this world and not in God anymore: how many broken hearts, how many broken relationships, how much pain is going on around us while our heads are controlled by technology?
Let’s all reflect on this today and be honest with ourselves and with God. Yes, we have lost our admiration of God, that is why we take grace for granted and do not understand that our hearts have become stubborn and rebellious (verse 23). We have exchanged the glory of God for the technological toys of this world. Remember from where you have fallen and return to your first love. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.