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Day 10

By January 19, 2021February 17th, 2021Uncategorized

Fools are destroyed by their own complacency. But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.””
Proverbs 1:32-33 NLT

Complacency. The enemy of the day. As human beings is it simply our nature to lose our awe and wonder and walk past extraordinary things. Adam and Eve didn’t seem to phased by their communion with God, just chilling in the Garden of Eden with Him. We see this complacency pattern time and time again in scripture. Miracle, awe, complacency. Rinse and repeat. After so many years of seeing God’s glory in creation, His faithfulness, and provision, we eventually become used to the miracles that surround us each day.

I have seen this proverb to be true in my own life when complacency has lulled me to missing the voice of God, missing His power at work right before me, or wasting away hours and days because His goodness was too familiar to even notice.

Through this year’s fast, I’m realizing that social media sings a complacency lullaby in my own life. Highlight after highlight of sacred life, important moments, vulnerability (for better or worse!), shared families, and peoples proudest and lowest moments: All sacred lives. All too familiar to realize that each of those moments could be a call to praise on their behalf, a call to pray and intercede, a call to some response or action other than a scroll.  The hands and feet of Jesus should never be complacent.

It can take a lot to stir us from this state. I think it’s fair to say that the events of the past year and the foreseeable future have provided a stirring, an awakening, a shift from the world we’ve always known. I’m prayerful that like all trying times, we will allow the Lord to work this season for good. That light will be brought to our deepest states of complacency and revival will happen in our hearts and our minds. The harvest is PLENTY, let us wake up to see it before us.

Today I’m praying specifically against complacency in my life, in my home, in my work. I’m praying that the Lord will use every day moments to show Himself in mighty ways! And like the scripture above we who “listen to {the Lord} will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.”  I’m praying it over you today, too, church, and believing that we will worship with brand new eyes and understanding of the Lord and His Righteousness!

Becca Poe