You know, I’ve had a movie scene in my head a lot lately.  Actually a movie that is reminding me about my journey and about the church.  The Matrix.  Sometimes I wonder if Satan is like the machines and we’re asleep in our virtual world called the church.  And we’re content to stay asleep.  And even if we awaken, real Christianity isn’t what we bargained for so we ask to be put back into the matrix.  I think of this famous quote:

“You know, I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss.”

Or maybe it’s not Satan that puts us in to the matrix by force.  Maybe we allow ourselves to go there.  Lord help me to never go back.  Help me to “crave pure spiritual milk”.  I want to live in Your reality.  Your Truth.  Your love.  Your peace.  I want to live in You.  Help me to never become sleepy again.

What would our church look like if we came alive to the Holy Spirit?  Our state?  Our world?

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