Do not cut off the Spirit of the Lord
Lamentations 3:54 -
Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
This scripture was written by Jeremiah when he was put in a dungeon and the same feelings that he went through at that time is what the Lord is feeling today in our lives.
Waters symbolize people and in today's date social networking is become an idol and god for many people. We read how people spend hours and hours being online on Facebook. How people's relationships are broken by the very tools, which were made to build better relationships.
This message is not only for those who get on Facebook or other social network site for the sake of social networking but this message also goes to all who think they get on these sites to evangelize and fellowship in the Name of the Lord.
When we get on these networks even though we post messages or scriptures to encourage the people, we are most of the time also trying to escape from having real relationships and thus live in an artificial world which we can control.
We may do Lord, Lord on these networks but in reality it is like we are roaming with a big photograph of a person but denying time with the real person in our lives by locking the real person in the house. The Spirit of the Lord is saying to each one of us do not put Him in a dungeon for the sake of worldly people.
If we understand our Christian priorities well we have to give the Lord first position in our lives so we need to spend quality time with Him, then comes time with His people and lastly time with people of the world. All three are necessary with their own priorities and proportions.
Due to these network sites we are turned our priorities and proportions topsy-turvy. The Lord is telling some of us it is not that we are denying Him or not giving Him place in our lives but the place we have given Him, He feels it like a dungeon there.
Let us understand our priorities and proportions and spend more quality personal time with the Lord and know how much and when we need to have fellowship with God's people and socialize with the people of the world.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we find new and hidden ways to fulfil the desires of our flesh and many times do it in your name. Lord, we pray we understand our priorities well and know how much of what we need to do with the time You have given us each and every day of our lives. Give us wisdom and courage to discern and to say no to ourselves and to people when it is necessary...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
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