3 weeks ago I was in New York City. Walking through those streets I would get lost in the cityscape. My eyes would be fixated on the skyline. It was tough for me to not keep looking up in the air at the beautiful architecture. But for the residents of the city who have been there for a while… they seemed a bit jaded. They didn’t look up anymore. They either got used to it, or they’ve been there too long, or maybe they’ve seen enough.
In our relationship with God it’s the same thing. Many who have been involved in the Christian culture for a long time let their relationship with God to grow stale. They stop listening for Him, seeking the Lord in the small stuff, finding the beauty of Jesus in the everyday-ness of life. They quit looking up. They no longer see the God of the city at work.
Psalms 121 talks about looking up to the hills to realize that your help comes from the Lord. Whether you’re looking up at a gorgeous skyline or if you’re looking a God’s beauty in creation, never quit looking up. Don’t let it get stale, shake it up, and ultimately don’t forget what it’s all about – Love God, Love Others. (Matthew 22:34-40)