Jeremiah 2:12-13 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.
13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, [and] hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
What do you want? What is it that you would spend hours every day seeking for and working for? What one thing drives your life on from day to day, from week to week, from month to month, and even from year to year? What passion permeates your every decision, what drive goads your every action, what desire motivates your every thought, what belief conforms your lifestyle? How often have you thought about what you are doing, about what you have done, and about what you will do? How deep do your thoughts go before you say, Enough, I am no philosopher? How much of your life do you intend to waste before you consider that your life is but a vapor, not because you know not when it will vanish away, but because it always will. Have you contemplated the vastness of eternity, and that it is hinged upon our actions here? Has that thought sunk into your mind, only to stop at your heart, refused entrance? Will you refuse to hearken to the voice of wisdom crying without, pleading and begging with you to stop, consider your ways, and seek the right way? Do you even care about anything other than your self? Can you see far enough to find out?
Every man is ruled by his choices. His choices are ruled by his thoughts. His thoughts are ruled by where he spends his time. Where he spends his time is ruled by where his priorities are. His priorities are ruled by his values. Where are your values? In them lies your future: your life. Can you say that you care not enough to think long enough to ponder wherein you have bestowed your heart? What brings you exultation and joy? What is important enough to you to grieve about, to bring you sorrow of heart, and to wring your soul to its depths? Ask those questions, and study them: this world depends upon your answer!
There is a spirit that walks this earth, and it has a name: Apathy. It is hideous to those who can see it: shrouded in a sleepy mist it cloaks its actions and words of sophistry; its tentacles coil round its prey, softly crushing their life while promising them pleasure. There is a generation that lives today, and its god is Apathy. That generation seeks it out, defends it, and sacrifices their lives to it with melancholy glee. That generation will hear no words against it, and devotes every energy and passion to satiate its thirst for their lives. That is this generation: mine, and yours. We are the deceived; the prey wrapped in coils of pleasure.
This world is made up of successive generations, each molding history to its actions. The last many generations have each one taken several steps towards darkness: and it is growing in power therefore. Without this generation taking up the baton of light and changing direction, the world will be overwhelmed in darkness. It is a choice of each young man and woman to think deeply about wherein they have reposed their trust, their desires, and their time. It is a time in which we must all decide, and make that decision shake the world. We do not have room for slackers, and we do not have time to wait. This world needs to hear us shout with our voices and actions!
Again, what do you want? What is worthy of your desire, your passion, your life? There is only one, and that is God. Do you devote yourself to seeking Him, do you beg Him every morning, noon, and night to reveal Himself to you, to lead you in His Way, to awaken in you a passion for Him? Have you cried out to Him for help? Have you asked Him earnestly, and with tears, to show you where you are weak and to convict and crush your heart? Have you hunted in His Word for Life and Light for your way? Do you desire His Holiness to shine forth in you, through your weakness, through your failings, through your flesh? Does all your life hinge upon His desire and His glory? Do you want it to? For if you do, you would ask for it to, and you would seek for it to. And God would make it so: for He is faithful and true to give you what you ask as it is after His will. And that is His will!
What do you want? Do you want pleasure? Or do you want God? Or is that the question? It is not. God is pleasure. Pleasure is not god, but God is pleasure. Within the presence of God lies pleasure, peace, and joy everlasting beyond your imaginings. How dare you say that this world, your flesh, and the devil can offer you something that is better for you than what God desires for you? God wants the absolute best for you, and He offers you Himself: will you take Him? Will you seek Him? Will you devote yourself to Him? Do you dare not?
With joy, peace, love, prayer, and passion in Christ,