“How’s life?” someone will ask. “How are things?” “Well, you know… I’ve got this worry, I’ve got this concern, I’ve got this stress. My car’s not fast enough. My portfolio isn’t impressive enough. I couldn’t find a good parking spot at Salsarita’s and had to walk 50 feet. I can’t take that trip to Europe until next year….”
And somehow, we, the ransomed people of God, those who have been saved, resurrected from lifeless life, by and through the cross and resurrection of Jesus, somehow, the body of Christ can’t see past the end of our nose.
Somehow we’re blind to the transformative reality we’ve encountered in Jesus and we immerse ourselves in the world rather than the Kingdom.
Consider the emotion of God. The heart of God. How do you think God feels when His chosen share more political (pro- or anti-) posts on Facebook than they share anything encouraging or centered upon the Kingdom? Or when His redeemed share things that belittle? Or when His sanctified share things that are unholy? Go and look at your wall (yes, I’m still talking about FB or any other social media) and see what it reveals about you. What it reveals about who you are. What it reveals about what is important to you.
Maybe that’s not you. Ok. What do you talk to your friends about? Where do you take your conversations? Our conversations and where we lead those conversations say a great deal about where are hearts are. “Out of the heart, the mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). What does your mouth say about your heart? Do you spend more time talking about the weather or Jesus? The stock market or the Kingdom? Obamacare or the God who cares?
It’s hard to soar with the eagles when you’re clucking with the chickens.
Is the glass half empty or half full?
Because for those who follow Jesus, it’s supposed to be overflowing!
Glory to God!