Psalms Ch 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
I can remember as a child, before facebook, before twitter and all other social media, before the cable and internet as we know it today, before smart phones,ipods,laptopts, tablets and phablets and the myriad of technical gadgetry we have been introduced to over the last 30 yrs…..before all of this….kids used to go out and “play”. One of my favorite games was tag. The basic premise of this game was to run away from the person who was “It” and not get tagged. Prior to the start of the game; all the kids participating would decide on a base. As long as you made it back to “base”, you could not be tagged “It”. I always found it particularly exciting to slowly drift away from base and taunt the person who was “IT” into chasing me; being careful not to drift so far away from base that I would risk getting tagged. Most of the time, I was able to do this successfully. However, every now and then I would miscalculate the distance or the speed of the the person who was “IT” and get caught. It was a risky tactic wherein the slightest miscalculation or stumble would result in me being “It”.
This can also describe my early Christian life. I wish I could say that from the moment I first believed that I embraced God and remained steadfast in love and in action. That simply would not be the truth. Instead, even though I found salvation in Jesus, I would drift away from Him from time to time always trying to keep Him just close enough that I could return to him if I needed to. One foot pointed toward base and one foot pointed toward “IT”, One foot in the light, one foot drifting into the darkness, one foot with Jesus and the other trying to tiptoe back into the world.
If this describes where you are at today. Please take this opportunity to recommit your life to Christ. You will find it so much easier to follow him once you get both feet pointed towards him.