Leftovers My family’s not so big on them. Even the kids...I don’t get it, they’re one and three, do they haveto be that picky about it already? I’m not sure if it’s that they didn’t like the meal in the first place or that you just can’t get the temperature right or what.
Sometimes I feel like I can’t get the temperature right in my relationship with Christ either. Mostly because I tend to give him my leftovers. I’m talking about my personal time with Christ not my study time for anything at church, not my time to write a devotional or to work on discipling someone, not our family devos, my personal time with Christ. I give him the time after everyone’s in bed and I’m exhausted from the day’s busyness. It’s so much easier to plop down on the couch before I go to sleep and mindlessly watch TV than to work on one more thing...my relationship with Christ. (I know you early risers are saying do it in the morning, but I have two children who are early risers) Anyway, It hit me when I read this verse again the other day: “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!” Revelation 3:15-16NLT
Ow! I don’t want to be that!
And then more recently as I was still in this Francis Chan study I have referenced before he said; “By now you’ve probably realized that you have a distinct choice to make: just let life happen, which is tantamount to serving God your leftovers, or actively run toward Christ.
Do you recognize the foolishness of seeking fulfillment outside of Him? Do you understand that it’s impossible to please God in any way other than wholehearted surrender? Do you grasp the beauty and deep joy of walking in genuine intimacy with God, our Holy Father and Friend? Do you want to see God more than you desire security?” YES, my answer to that is a gung ho YES!
How many of you are there? Sounds so easy doesn’t it? Maybe it takes writing a note and sticking it on the remote, “Bible first”. Maybe you need to put your devotional on the table and make sure you do that before you eat your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Maybe it’s an alarm on your phone that reminds you to unplug and plug into Him?
Let’s do this, God gave us his BEST, he doesn’t deserve our leftovers! Actively run toward Him. Especially in a time like this, if we’re not actively seeking him and studying his word we won’t be prepared for what the world is handing us. He’s waiting patiently, RUN! Pastor Delinda