“We may think we don’t deserve His goodness in the wake of our mistakes, but in the Kingdom of God, it’s never about us anyway. It’s always about Him.” -Broken Things devotional
How much of our relationship with God is about us and how much of it is about him? The reason we are told to daily pick up our cross is because we need to identify with Christ daily. The cross is called a symbol of sacrifice but what if it wasn’t a sacrifice for us, the world. But a sacrifice for God.
Jesus asked God if he could take the cup from him but followed by saying He wanted God’s will over his own. Are we following that example? And if so, to what extent? Are we striving to find our purpose, our calling, in God’s kingdom? Or, do we find purpose simply in sharing about His kingdom?
When we gather with a congregation of believers are we focused on God or our surroundings? Are we asking God to place us around the right people for His purpose or are we seeking the music, preaching, and social status of that congregation?
If we look at the sacrifice that Jesus made and decide to follow him around like a lovesick Juliet amazed at his love for us we’re missing the point of the story. In reality, he never did it for us. He did it for God. How can I say this? Because he was always saying, “I do this so that you may see the Father.”
Most Christians know about the God of the Old Testament- fire and brimstone raining down on those that chose evil over God. The Bible says that God is the same. So, why no fire and brimstone nowadays? Grace and mercy gives us an option to run to him out of love rather than fear.
Thats awesome. But part of me wonders if we could use a little fear and reverence back in the hearts of believers. Has God become a convenience to us? No different than fast food or microwaves? Or do we see him and respect Him as the supreme deity that created the universe?
God, help us remember that it’s all about you. King Solomon said this whole life is meaningless if it is being lived for any other purpose except to give you glory. Let us understand that doesn’t mean we have to constantly seek what our calling is or strive to make something happen. Help us recognize that you want our hearts so you can fill them. Then you want us to overflow that love onto others. Amen
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