Saturday, September 14, 2013

All the Vain Things

"All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood."
~When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

I want to be able to truly fellowship withe the Lord. I want to know what intimate relationship with Jesus Christ actually is. I what to be His companion. Check out this verse:

"Who shall ascent into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His holy place? He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity" (Psalm 24:3-4).

Who can truly retreat to fellowship with Jesus Christ? Who can really know what standing in His holy presence is? One who has not lifted up his soul to vanity.

Vanity - "hollowness, worthlessness"

What are the vain things that you are holding on to? What have you refused to let go? What temporal things do you love that is keeping you from enjoying something that will last forever? Maybe it's a sin problem. Maybe its pride in your performance-based living. Maybe its concern for what others think about you. Maybe its not being intentional in what you do. Maybe the vanity in your life is complacency. What is it?

Unless we have surrendered all the vain things that charm us most, we cannot know REAL fellowship with Jesus Christ.

Whatever the vain things are, they aren't worth it. Jesus Christ is everything. Communion with Him is worth it all.

1 comment:

Meggie said...

Needed to hear that so much Ashley! Thankyou!