Luke 15:17 (NIV) “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!
In the natural progression of strongholds our lives necessarily degenerate. In one way or another, many of us wake up one day to realize that we are living beneath our Godly privilege. How this is true depends on the nature of our stronghold. Some of us may be living like degenerates in terms of our physical surroundings. Others of us may be slaves to our insatiable passions, and powerful emotions that dehumanize us.
A young man took an early inheritance and wandered away from home. When the money was spent, the women just a memory, and the “high” long gone, he resorted to slopping pigs to earn a meager living. When he became so hungry that he was eyeing the pig’s slop with envy, he realized he had a problem. “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, At home even the hired servants have food enough and to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! I will go home to my father. So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him” (Luke 15:17-18, 20).
The fact that we are able to recognize our lives as degenerate or insane proves that there is hope for a better way of life. We are reminded of a time when life was good and we long to have it restored. Please know God always has a greater life for you people of God, when you are connected to his purposes!
Point to ponder- When we turn in the direction of one who is more powerful, who represents the memory of something better, we will find the Power that can restore us to senses.
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