Do you suffer from ‘FOMO’? (‘Fear of Missing Out’) Do you get that sinking feeling that somewhere else is where it’s really going on? I got some bad news for you, and some good news…
The Bad News: You could be missing out!
OK, so if it’s all about people primarily (you included), and life’s general buzz, flow and ‘post’, then you could very well be missing out. Sorry! The party – in that respect – could be jumping around the corner, and the group selfie may already have been snapped… So sorry! If this is the zone, the realm, that you’re concerned about, stay vigilant, stay connected, and hustle – for the rest of your life!
The Good News: Never miss out again!
To access the ‘good news’, your concern cannot be ‘primarily people’ (you included). Our concern has to be primarily God, and his truth. Look at this incredible line Jesus spoke, when on the brink of death:
‘Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.’ (John 18:37)
Jesus went one step further, one level deeper on this matter of truth: ‘I am the truth.’ (John 14:6)
If this is the case, if Jesus is the Truth, and the one who ‘holds the keys’ (Rev 1:18), then we need to ask ourselves not where the party’s at, but where Jesus is at. Where is Jesus – in Spirit and Truth – in my life, my circle, my circumstances, here tonight? I don’t want to ‘miss out’ on the presence of truth in my life tonight? Is Jesus here at this table, with these people, or is he over there… Maybe he wants time with me alone? Maybe the presence of Jesus is with my loved ones, and he’s pouring out ‘joy’ and a ‘feast’ on us this evening? (Ps 86:4) Where is the very Spirit of God? Am I walking in that? Or am I truly ‘missing out’? Don’t make the party, but miss God!
‘While the people were assembled in the palace… Jesus was in the home of Simon the leper…’ (Matthew 26:3,6)
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Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)