BEWARE OF DISTANCING
There are many forms of distancing such as emotional distancing, geographical distancing and most importantly, spiritual distancing. Increasing numbers of people practice emotional distance where self comes first, there is no sense of connection to others and their focus is on whatever they can get out of life just for them. Geographical distancing is separation from families or loved ones who live in other countries and isolation can occur where lives become insular. Spiritual distancing affects the soul, spirit and the shriveling of faith. The emotional discarding focuses on caring only for seeking your own pleasure with no care for another’s feelings or situations. As long as they are okay that is all that matters.
Whereas, living away from your country for a long time creates a lack of identity to adjust to a different unfamiliar lifestyle and over a long time their former culture and background replaces the familial connection. They may find, at reuniting, that they are almost strangers with nothing in common.
Spiritual distancing brings despair and a kind of dry drought within your spirit. Feelings of shame and blame fill your heart. Your soul of worship withers, your faith wavers. In Matthew: 24 verse 12 reads, ‘Because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.’ In other words love for Jesus and others will grow cold today, right now by distancing yourselves from God’s touch. Don’t freeze Him from your lives.
Matthew 13: Jesus says to his disciples (of the Israelites) verse 15: ‘For this people’s heart has become calloused, they hardly hear with their ears and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’
Will you refuse to distance yourself from the Lord and hear with your ears his words of love and forgiveness?
Close the distance and be blessed.