This post won’t be very long today, not in a ‘Jesus wept’ sort of way or anything, but shorter than normal. (Who am I kidding? 😂, I have a lot to say 😂) So, I needed to check in with you guys so you will know I haven’t checked out.
Have you ever had one of those days comparable only to a ‘burned food’ kind of day? As you can see in the above pic, I clearly walked off only for a minute. 😳😂 Just a minute mind you! 🥸 🤡
I wound up pouring a cup of coffee and sitting down at the table, talking with my daughter. I got up to do something at the sink, and the realization that I had forgotten something cooking on the stove, hit me square in the face! Smoke went boiling everywhere!
This scenario describes exactly how I have been feeling for a while now. Distracted. Uninspired. TIRED. And like a burned grilled cheese!
How many of you can relate to this one?
It seems the whole of last year can be described in this one phrase. Just plain burned out.
Sometimes we just need to get back to the basics. Find our inspiration again. Our motivation. Our joy. Sunday night’s service was so moving at our church. It’s exactly what I needed!
The theme was about repairing our altars. Some of us – well, most of us – think we are doing ok for the most part. We don’t realize we need a change and don’t even want to think of the process we have to go through to change.
And that brings me to what the Lord has been dealing with me this year. Not a New Years Resolution like normal, but a mantra.
BE the Kind of Change You Want to See in the World.
And it all starts with repairing the altars. Humbling ourselves with fasting and prayer. Seeking His face. Yes, we’ve all been praying, but let’s face it. We have all been shaken by a world gone crazy.
We Must Repair Our Altars from Time to Time
Examine our hearts to see what shape it’s in – It’s where the fire of the Lord burns – our altars.
Lev. 6:12 says it like this –
“And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.” ✌🏼
Let’s Examine Our Hearts
And ask ourselves a few questions. What needs to be mended? A stony heart? A broken heart? An unforgiving heart? A complaining heart? A TIRED heart?
A new heart also will He give us and a new spirit will He put within us when we humble ourselves, pray and rend our hearts. God will take away whatever needs fixing in our hearts today!
So today, let’s scrape off all the “burned parts” of our heart.
And enjoy that “burned grilled cheese anyways! We are still salvageable. Our altars are not broken beyond repair.
Heavenly Father, you see straight through to our hearts. Please scrape out all the bad parts and make us whole and pure again! We need You to salvage us and renew our hearts and altars. In Jesus’ Name we pray! Amen!