You do know that the good stuff always goes to the bottom, right? It’s kind of like the pulp in the orange juice. Before you pour a glass full of vitamin C, you need to take a moment and shake the carton. Over time the heavy pulp particles in the juice naturally settle. What happens with our orange juice happens in the Christian’s life. God has put good stuff inside of you like love, grace and mercy, all of which are heavy spiritual gifts from the Lord that tend to settle over time. Not only do those things settle, but oftentimes our prayer life and desire for God’s Word. Even our desire to be used by God can settle, and before you know it, we settle down with an attitude of apathy. I can only wonder how much spiritual pulp is sitting in the pews every week somehow believing this is the abundant life. The truth is, we need a shaking and a stirring in our spiritual lives so that all that has settled can spring back up like a fountain of everlasting life.
Hebrews 10:24-25 tells us that we have a responsibility towards each other to stir each other up. It says, “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as [is] the manner of some, but exhorting [one another,] and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Let me ask you, are you considering someone right now? Do you have a ministry of stirring others? It says, “consider one another” and that means to live with the knowledge that your very life will cause a stirring or a settling in the life of others. Some people are always stirring things up, but it’s not love and good works. So, would the way you live for God right now stir someone up to love and good works? Do other people want to join you in what you’re doing, or do they just watch and turn into settlers? I don’t know about you, but I need a revival to stir up the spiritual pulp in my life. What about you?