November 24, 2019
I notice, there are evidently many people who keep bringing wounds in their hearts due to dark past event they have gone through. If we want to look for the root of the problems, we will find many causes. Whether they had ever been abused physically and verbally, got rejected in the womb, raised in an unhappy family, got a sexual abuse, left by their beloved (either because of death or quarrel) and various events that take effect on deep and traumatic wounds. If all those things are not overcome, they will make us become INCOMPLETE PERSON: quickly angry, easily offended, shy, ambitious, over confident, vengeful, always eager to get compliments or recognations, sensitive or punishing ourselves.
Usually those people experience “emptiness in their hearts”. There is something unsatisfied in their lives. As a result they seek out satisfaction out of God’s ways. They get addicted to games, sex, fancy food, shopping, gamble, work, drugs, social media (the want to be seen existent all the time) and any other deviations (2 Tim 3:1-9). Consequently they live in bondages and difficult to align themselves with God’s agenda. Even more they always create problems to people around them.
These things do not happen only to non-believers, many believers do the same experience. Therefore quickly overcome it! Realize this, only God who can satisfy our hearts. It’s not money, property, things, food, sex, drugs, recognition, appreciation, position, title. That’s not at all. It’s only God’s reality, because we are His workmanship who were created to function as His temple on the earth. So without His reality filling our hearts then we are not in function. We are driven by the evil’s works that pull our lives away from the truth, peace and joy.
Usually people who live in bondages do not have living fellowship with God (inconsistent). The enemy keeps making a lot of distractions in our mind (hard to focus, easily to tired in lingering in His presence) when coming by realizing that they only need is God alone, then the DECISION OF PURSUING God with wholeheartedly must be PUT INTO ACTION. Because indeed ONLY GOD WHO IS ABLE TO RESTORE OUR LIVES.
Quickly to FOLLOW-UP each time the work of the Spirit and Word along with His touch come. This was not done by the congregation in Ephesians. They were faithful in doing corporate service but they were not doing it personally in daily lives (they didn’t follow-up God’s touch). As a consequence they keep living carnal and in flesh, quarelling and being more wordly. (Eph 4:17-27) The root of their problems cannot be overcome perfectly.
2 Timothy 3:5 (NKJV) having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
1 Timothy 4:8 (NKJV) For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
I believe, when we decide to pursue God as such on a daily basis (follow-up God’s touch in a corporate service), to recall, meditate and declare the Word we hear, to worship and build our inner men until God touches our lives even stronger. When we do that consistently then our lives will be set free from any trauma, wounds, bondages and any various rage of negative emotions.
No matter how much trauma we have, how hurt our hearts, and how broke our souls because of various past events in pur lives, GOD AND HIS WORD IS THE ONLY ANSWER. The touch of His love restores us and His Word is our new identity in Christ! Only His touch and Word which make us WHOLESOME PERSON! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus