“Religion is what you’re left with when the Spirit leaves the building.”-Bono
Sometimes God seems like an invisible friend and that He has already done all His best stuff. I know that’s not true as Hebrews 13:8 says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” but I’ll admit that I’m a scoffer sometimes and even jealous when I hear about miraculous things like divine healings, gold flakes, people falling out in the spirit or words of wisdom, etc. (even though I’ve experienced some of these things and know other trustworthy people that have as well). I’ve really been thinking about all the things I do in a typical day, week, or month. As much as I say I love God and want more of Him and want to have uncommon faith, my life may not always back that up.
Jesus likes to challenge the way we think and I spoke a message recently where I stressed that God always worked in different ways in the Old Testament and Jesus usually healed in a different format in the New Testament.
Why don’t we see those things regularly? Especially, if we are actively seeking God first. I’ve been praying about this, even fasting for direction, and the only thing that comes to my mind is the word “stuff.” This morning I as praying and reading the book “Mighty Manifestations” by Reinhard Bonnke and I realized what “stuff” could mean. As I sit here and look around, I see my movies, TV, video games, laptop, and phone. None of these things are wrong, but I need to be MORE INTERESTED IN SEENG GOD DO A WORK than I am in entertainment. A proper ratio of “stuff” is imperative!
I want you all (Ever Mindful Nation) to keep me accountable. I am going to push myself more to play with stuff less and pray for stuff more. I mean stopping people in the street and praying for them, asking God to show me ways I can serve others, spending more time believing the unbelievable. Call me crazy if you want, but I do not want to be laying on my death bed someday looking back over my life and wishing I would have stepped out more. It’s all about a proper ratio!