Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my knocking and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together. To those who conquer I will give permission to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat with my Father on his throne. Revelation 3:20–21
Lackadaisical love is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms. When we love someone, our hearts are strongly moved by the value we assign to the one we love. The actions of our hands that proceed from the affections of our hearts will then be joyfully energetic and purposeful. We attach ourselves to those we love with a joyful sense of anticipation, ready to honor them appropriately. When we enter the Kingdom of God, we proclaim our allegiance to his Christ; it is an act of love, indeed, an act of worship. We declare that we will trust him to fulfill his promises to create an environment in which we can flourish and to supply our needs. But when we forget that the Father wants us to worship him spiritedly and accurately, we see our successes as products of our own prowess rather than his provision. Then our proclamation of love becomes a lie: The passions of our hearts lose their power, and the deeds of love fail to convey the value of our beloved. Because Jesus truly loves us, he will bring this to our attention, giving us an opportunity to demonstrate his value and reminding us that we can anticipate exercising dominion with him when we conquer our complacency.
Creator Lord, open my eyes to appreciate the fullness of joy and eternal treasures that you have for me.