“He who wants milk should not sit on a stool in the middle of the pasture expecting the cow to back up to him.” –Unknown
Aren’t we spoiled? We want it our way, right away. If we have to wait more than 3 minutes in a drive-thru we get upset and don’t hesitate to let that teenager with the earpiece-microphone know that they better shape up or else! We go nuts when we get in the wrong line at the store and they turn on the dreaded blinking light and announce they need a price check for half-a-dozen items!
Everywhere we go and everything we do is catered to be as fast and convenient as possible and yet we still complain. Yes, we are spoiled.
Not only are we impatient with those around us, but we also respond to Christ the same way. We treat prayer like a fast food order and we get frustrated when things aren’t done on our time table or we don’t get what we asked for!
We begin to think that because we are pretty good and we try to do the right things that God owes us something. Think again! We owe Him. We owe Him our obedience and trust.
What does God’s Word say?:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship.
How can I express my love for Christ? Obedience. How can I worship Christ? Live it out everyday. Trust Him and obey Him. God owes us nothing, but has given us everything. I deserve nothing, but through Christ I’m an heir to everything! It is something I say a lot to the college athletes, “since He died for us, the least we can do is live for Him?”
Just a thought!
Credit: Lance Brown with WHOYOUWITH ministries, a Sports Chaplain at Vanderbilt University
Submitted by Ken Cross.