Losing Christ

?I looked for him but did not find him.? (Song of Solomon 3:1, NIV)

Song of Solomon is more about looking for your lover than looking for Christ. Nevertheless, Charles Spurgeon meditated on the thought of losing Christ. Not losing in the sense of losing salvation, but losing in the sense of losing sight, or losing the presence of Christ

Have you lost Christ in the closet by restraining prayer? Then it is there you must seek and find him. Did you lose Christ by sin? You will find Christ in no other way but by the giving up of the sin, and seeking by the Holy Spirit to mortify the member in which the lust doth dwell. Did you lose Christ by neglecting the Scriptures? You must find Christ in the Scriptures. It is a true proverb, ?Look for a thing where you dropped it, it is there.?

Spurgeon, C. H. (1995). Morning and evening : Daily readings (January 19 AM). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

I sometimes feel as If I have lost the sight or presence of Christ in my workday. As my pace becomes busy, my thoughts are crowded by all the things I must do. In a sense, I lose peace and become frazzled by all the plans and goals that must be accomplished. How nice it would be to stay with Christ through it all. Perhaps I would feel more relaxed with the comforting presence of Christ. Perhaps I would think more clearly with the wisdom of Christ at my side.

So if I loose Christ in the business, then I will find him in the quietness. But how can I keep quietness during a busy day? I think the answer is prayer. I should pray throughout my day and quiet my inner self and bring the presence of Christ back into my day.

?Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God?s will for you in Christ Jesus.? (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV)

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