I was reading along and all of a sudden I got to this verse and BAM! It hit me smack in the face. “Remember where you have fallen”… What does this mean? Time gets to moving so fast and commitments start to fill the schedule, school is starting up, the new red box movies are coming out, getting carried away talking to people, planning finances….I can go on and on. What is going on here? I am not out partying or getting into trouble yet in my seemingly innocent actions I am guilty of sin. I have not done anything wrong so how am I sinning?
I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
— Revelation 2:2-5
It is not so much of what I am doing wrong as it is what I am not doing. We each are called to the kingdom in different forms and we are given individual spiritual gifts for a reason. Perhaps the priority list should have kingdom items up top and entertainment items towards the bottom. Now that I think about it, I did not see a few dear friends at church this week, maybe they are going through a tough spot and could use a call or email. I realized today the trash at church was kind of full, what a small task…unless you are the only person that ever does it and could use a hand. There was someone crying at work today, I was too busy to stop and ask was she okay.
I see the inadvertent sin more clearly now and I ask you Lord to search me and point out what I am not doing for a change. I never thought I would say that… =D