“Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” Psalm 103:1
There is no such thing as a “spiritual life”.
You might ask yourself; “What, no spiritual life? How can that be? Why would you say such a thing? Of course there is a spiritual life!”
Let me ask you this; is there a separation from what we do in Church to what we do at home?
How often do we compartmentalize what we do with God and what we do in our everyday life?
QUESTION: Was this life ever intended to be compartmentalized and separated? No.
In the Jewish culture there was no such thing as a spiritual life, because everything was considered spiritual. Everything they did; everything they discussed; everything they thought was considered spiritual.
Life, as a whole = IS SPIRITUAL!
Is it no wonder that David, a man after God’s own heart, says “ALL my inmost being” praises His holy name?! What does God require from us? What sort of relationship does He want from us? Is it a part-time relationship – where we come to Him once or twice a week while at church? Is this relationship that is just a friendship type of deal? We just sort of pick up where we left off after some time apart while we do our own thing? NO! This relationship is either all-in or nothing at all!
That might sound like such a committed thing…BECAUSE IT IS! I’m not saying I’m even there yet, but I’m saying that we need to get to the point where we either say “Lord I’m all-in” or “I’m out!”.
Which will it be for us?
Can we honestly say right now that ALL our inmost being praises His holy name?
Can we boldly say – “Lord come with me, I invite you to go wherever I go today…”?
Can we cast aside the “part-time” relationship deal that we have sort of conveniently worked out in our minds?
God wants all there is of us.
God desires a relationship that goes far beyond some sort of surfaced thing.
He wants to walk beside us.
-To commune with us.
-To journey along with us wherever we go.
Is your everyday life currently segmented and separated from your “spiritual” life?
Perhaps it’s time to realign them and put it all back together again.
Perhaps it’s time for us to declare (and mean it) ALL my inmost being – praise His holy name!
“You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run.” -Augustine of Hippo, Confessions
It’s either ALL or NOTHING.
Something more for us to ponder today.