Sony’s Thoughts: Prone to Wander
“Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love.”
What a sobering thought but one we should all ponder. When we are born, we are all depraved, sinful creatures with a desire to rebel. We want to do what we want–whatever makes us feel good–with no regard for boundaries or restrictions. Although I was raised in church, I was 19 when I came to know the Lord and I’m so thankful He saved me when He did. I shudder to think where I would be had God not had His hand on me even prior to that time.
Even after walking with Him all these years, I have a choice each morning when I get up. I can go on serving Him or I can serve my flesh instead. The battle is often there but nothing my flesh desires is worth missing out on relationship with Him. I’ve heard Hell described as separation from God. That truly is the worst thing I can think of. God is the only One who never leaves me. He’s the only One who is available to talk or listen to my struggles 24/7/365. He is the One who loved me so much that He died for me so that I could live forever with Him. How can I do any less than serve Him?
At the same time, I am not so proud to think that I couldn’t fall. I pray God helps me to stay close to Him so that He increases while I decrease each day.
“Here’s my heart, Lord, take and seal it. Seal it for Thy courts above.” (from the song, Come Ye Fount of Every Blessing)