Imagine that life is like a car we drive and the road representative of our walk with Christ.
The car itself is the state of our heart. Coated in the rain as we desire to be cleansed, yet, we never dry off, and therefore freeze with indecision. Lukewarmness. Our inside is freezing because we cannot warm up to the idea of change and surrendering. The clock works as we watch time go by, but the radio stays silent, as our thoughts are our music.
We grip the wheel frantically. Our foot pressed hard against the break as we swerve almost hitting the curb. Instead of following the spiral road, we desire to go straight through. It always ends in disaster as we desire to go as fast as we want. Refuse to heed warnings, our crash is ultimate. (Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 16:02, Proverbs 16:25)
The salvation of Jesus is like new clothes. We take off what is old and grimy, and we are given something new entirely. Those new clothes get tainted from what we continue to do, but all we have to do is wash them in repentance. At each new level with Jesus, we receive a new set of clothes. Ultimately, this is refining us, making us pure. We put off the old and put on the new. (Daniel 11:35, 2 Corinthians 5:17)
But there are people who would rather stay naked and exposed in their shame. No matter how much they try to cover it up. Their clothes remain dirty, and they bathe in filth and maggots (Isaiah 51:08).
Out of fear, we grip what little control we have with dread in our eyes. Scared of submission. Terrified of the journey. Any advancements we make with Christ fall away as soon as we let go of His hand and hold ourselves in an anxious embrace.
“I want to grow, but I am afraid.”
“I’m right here,” He whispers soothingly, with His hand still stretched out. (Matthew 11:28)
We look onward, yet, feet are frozen.
What will we do?
What is the state of your heart?
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