I read this quote today and it has clung to me: “To rob God of nothing; to refuse Him nothing; to require of Him nothing; this is great perfection.” Jeanne Guyon. It reminded me of how important it is to return back to the basics of faith.
Yesterday, I met with a sister I love so much. I asked her …as I often ask those I care about, “what is God saying to you in this season?” She made me answer first.
I shared God is calling me back to the basics of my spiritual walk. Before the stuff, before the distractions [were allowed to be distractions] and before the “noise” of my current life season.
What getting back to the basics of faith means to me.
He’s beckoning me back to that “milk of the Word” relationship I had when I was a new Christian. In the end, all that matters is our relationship with Jesus Christ.
“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.” Revelation 2:4-5
Nothing else really matters, ya know? My prayer requests don’t matter, my personal “petty” ambitions are of little significance. They don’t matter.
My earthly positions are trash compared to the love, fellowship, and will of my Savior. I need to return to the place of desperately needing and craving Him. That’s where peace lives. That’s where joy resides.
The basics….just He and I.
Like worship with no music. Simple. Clean. Authentic.
Now, that’s perfection.