Hey, honest question.
You don’t have to answer here.
But if you’re reading this and you’re a disciple of Jesus I want to encourage you to ask yourself this question.
“If the Holy Spirit says Lord “come” and the Bride, that is, the church of Jesus Christ says “come”; do I echo this same refrain?
In my heart do I say, “Come Lord Jesus?”
Do I long for Jesus to come?
And I don’t mean give me the rote church answer “maranatha Lord!”, I mean seriously, just between you and Jesus and the dark.
What’s in your heart?
Do I really long to see him?
Do I find myself caught up in the love of this world?
My career, my dreams, my hopes and aspirations, my family and friends, “my” nice life. Do any or all of these things keep me from saying…
“Even so, come Lord Jesus!”
If they do, can I be honest with you? There’s idolatry in your heart.
There is something other than the King of Kings on the throne within you.
I can’t encourage you enough with what I’m going to say next friend.
Jesus is better.
Whatever it is you love that keeps you from truly being able to say, “come Lord Jesus”, it’s a lie, a mirage. It will not satisfy.
Jesus can, will be and is the portion of your cup. He and only he is able to be the all satisfying drink you seek.
So repent. And take your drink anew from the water without price, the spiritual drink that by the Spirit you may say,