Of an early morning moving sale and a nine-year old’s birthday party (my daughter Kelsey), I finally get a chance to sit down and write something.
Wow. I am beat. So is Jeannie.
It is amazing that as all of us get older, that we have less and less energy to do the things that we want to; plus we also have less patience to deal with the mundane things in life. Why do you suppose that is? Is it because of the simple fact that we have lost the innocence in our lives, and the world has put a cold, hard edge on us?
Isn’t faith like that in a lot of ways? When we first come to know and accept Jesus as our personal Savior and Lord, we are filled with such a child-like wonder about the awesomeness of His Love, Mercy and Grace. We are on fire for Him, and want to tell the WHOLE world about Jesus; we dive into church work and get busy for God…but then, as time goes on and we grow accustomed to the rituals and traditions that is part of worshipping Him in church, we get lazy; it’s the “same-old, same-old” attitude that threatens our very relationship with God sometimes.
I know, because I’ve been there and done that at one time in my life. And, to be honest, God sometimes was further from my mind that I cared to admit then. I thought that by working and working and trying to build God’s Kingdom through works, then that was what mattered. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think that works was what saved me; but I thought that works were what mattered over most everything else.
Then God showed me one day what was the MOST important; putting Him first in and over everything else. Including Jeannie, my kids, my job…EVERYTHING. And since then, God has revealed to me that so many people need to hear that very message. That HE is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. That our very relationship with Jesus should be at the forefront of everything we do and say and accomplish in our lives.
This is a subject that needs to be addressed very soon in our churches today.
Not later…but VERY, very soon.