Thursday, September 12, 2013
Christians are a family. In fact, the church is the bride of Christ, and there is nothing that the bridegroom enjoys more than fellowship with His bride. All too often the bride gives the bridegroom the "cold shoulder".
We fail to talk to the groom through prayer. We fail to read his love letters to us through His Word, and we fail to claim the abundant life that our Savior has provided for us through His sacrifice on the cross. Any successful marriage is hard work. Both parties have to make the happiness of their spouse their number one priority, and that is not always easy to do. We are Christ's number one priority and fellowship with us is His number one desire. Unfortunately we rarely return His love in the form of our worship, praise, and obedience. The good news is that our Savior and bridegroom always stands ready to forgive, forget, and restore the relationship. We simply have to take the first step.
Father, forgive me for my arrogance, my pride, and my disobedience. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation and renew a right spirit within me. May I find my joy and peace in Christ alone.