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Are we saying its not the right time?

are we saying its not the right time

Let’s face it, we all have lots of things to do, have all kinds of pressures, some of us are bombarded left, right and centre and find ourselves in more times than we care to imagine – frustrated.

So how can we encourage one another to seek God in the midst of all of this?

Encouragement I believe is the right word because when we look inside ourselves I think we can admit that we are discouraged, if left unattended, we stop our devotional time with God.  Encouragement is the tool God has given us to motivate one another, turn ourselves around, pick up our tools and continue the work we had begun in our journey of adventure.

Unfortunately, we find ourselves not there.

It seems that instead of reaching the lost world for Jesus, investing in missions, interceding, giving…we have found our hope and strength and encouragement in the building up of our wealth.  Then we have moved on to displaying that wealth in the homes we live and the decor displays our passion for luxury.

What we have failed to see is that the harder we work for ourselves, the less we have because we have ignored our spiritual calling.  The exact same principle is true in the reverse.  When we put God first, He will provide for our deepest needs.  In other place of priority that we put Him in, all our efforts are futile.

Caring for our physical needs while ignoring our relationship with God leads only to ruin because you will find that material possessions do not satisfy.

Our problem lies in confused priorities.  Jobs, homes, vacations, and leisure activities may rank higher on our list of importance than God.  When is the right time to become unconfused?  When is the right time to connect with our relationship with God?

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Are we saying its not the right time?

  1. Said very well good friend. The “American Dream” is destroying the carrying forth of the gospel in the nation I live (I can’t speak for others). I’m struggling with how one reconciles proverbial encouragement to save with “Take no heed for tomorrow and your Heavenly Father knows your needs and will provide.” Pray that our eyes will be opened to the real life in Christ, not this synthetic thing we’ve created. Blessings

  2. I could not agree more, Evan. It will not change until we, the church, start taking our calling seriously both as individuals and corporately. Jesus must be our first priority, and all we do must be done through His perspective, as an extension of all that He is. We’ve all heard that we may be all of Jesus that a person sees. May we all remember this and cover ourselves and everyone we meet with the same love with which we are loved. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and may God bless you with joy, peace, and strength throughout the new year.

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