I woke up early this morning and despite my eyes being open my brain refused to acknowledge that it was time to wake up. As I was enjoying a very warm shower it crossed my mind that i could easily wake myself up if only I would just turn the water to cold. It wouldn’t take much, just open up the cold water and shut down the hot. A simple turn of two knobs. I did not entertain that idea for long as I do not enjoy being cold, despite knowing I would feel better if I were wide awake rather than half asleep I chose to remain half asleep.
I think sometimes our spiritual lives are like this. We run along on half asleep as well because we choose not to wake ourselves up and be truly aware. Most of the time it wouldn’t take much either to “wake” us up; just open up our Bible and shut down the computer, open up our hearts and shut down our pride. Not doing so can have us walking around spiritually half asleep, missing the “life more abundant” God wants us to have. Let us choose today to be fully alive in Christ…I know I am.
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, Colossians 2:13