Let’s consider for just a moment the chaos that would ensue if the gravitational pull that keeps us from floating off into some black hole in the outer regions of space no longer existed! We take for granted this wonder of God’s creation that allows us to live grounded here on earth. We can’t see or feel it, but we are grateful that it exist.
This got me thinking! What gravitational pull keeps me grounded in my spiritual walk? Col. 1:16-17 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created by Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Each of us who have been saved through Jesus Christ and His sacrifice upon the cross have been brought back into a relationship with the Heavenly Father by the gravitational pull of His amazing grace! If we attempt to live our lives outside of His grace we will find ourselves drifting toward the black hole of sin and its corruption.
In the physical sense gravity keeps us grounded here on earth, but spiritually it is the world that is constantly drawing us away from a grounded relationship with Jesus Christ. 1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
The flesh and the Spirit are in opposition to one another. Rom 8:5-7 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so; There is a fleshly gravitational pull of selfishness and pride that is continually attempting to draw us away from the sufficiency of God’s grace.
The body of Christ (the Church) feels the effects of this pull as individuals drift away from His grace toward the efforts of their own flesh. Eph. 4:15-16 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. The gravitational pull of personal agendas puts the church at risk to drift away from the glory that God intended to bring to Himself through us, His church.
The double minded man is unstable in all his ways! His heart is being pulled in two directions! Matt 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other.
What is the gravitational pull of your heart? Is it the love of the world or the love you have for the God who loves you unconditionally? The gravitational pull of His perfect love will always keep you grounded in His grace!