Ephesians 3:20&21 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be all glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
I only posted a little bit of this passage but feel free to go back and start at verse 14 to get some more context.
We have so much power available to us through the holy spirit. And we hear so many preachers say that and they usually conclude with ‘we just don’t use it!’. Which is absolutely true, but why don’t we?
It’s because we don’t care. Ouch. Really? You can start formulating your argument on how you are the exception, but before you do…
We don’t care…
because we care more about a royal wedding that has absolutely nothing to do with me, and the thought of me becoming Gods adopted son doesn’t excite me anymore.
because I care more about the NFL draft and the Browns new offensive scheme then I do about trying to figure out a way to reach my community.
because I love using technology so much, I don’t put it down to just be in Gods presence.
Because I fill every nook and cranny of my calendar with stuff (dvr’d stuff, friend stuff, 5k stuff, ect) and whatever minutes I can spare I give to God begrudgingly.
Because I convince myself that doing good things is the same as sharing the gospel, though my neighbors would say I am very friendly, they haven’t even heard me mention, let alone talk at length about my “Lord.”
Because we care more about obtaining our version of the American Dream now, than sacrificing time/money/energy to impact eternity for later.
Because we care more about our kids fitting in and having a good education then we do about teaching them to be missionaries, and loving God.
Before the accusations come of me being on a high horse, this is completely applicable to me. Every single line. Well besides the royal wedding, that’s just dumb. Obviously this list could have gone on for so long. This isn’t a bash on entertainment either, as a pastor has once said, God created the entire world for us to enjoy, the problem isn’t that we are enjoying it to much, but the problem starts when when we start to care more about the creation then the creator.