Saturday, January 19, 2013

two entirely different things…

we started yesterday here in the beginning of 2013looking at refocusing our priorities and that we need to make GOD our primary concern.  but that means a lot more than just making GOD an item on my to do list.  

let me share a couple of to do lists as an example of what i’m talking about.  let’s say before you decide to focus on GOD your to do list says something like this, “pick up the cleaning.  meet with the boss at 11:00.  lunch with my best friend.  get the car washed.” 

then you decide to focus your whole life on GOD and the next day it says this, “pick up the cleaning.  meet with the boss at 11:00.  have lunch with my best friend.  change the world for GOD!  get my car washed.”  that’s not the way it works.  you can’t just wedge GOD into your schedule and think i’ve refocused my priorities.

one guy said it this way, “GOD doesn’t just want to be a spoke on the wheel of your life.”  another spoke.  you’ve got enough of those already.  HE wants to be the hub of the wheel.  HE wants to be at the center. 

but there’s a challenge to that.  the challenge is in matthew 3.2 (Gw) to turn to GOD and change the way you think and act because the kingdom of heaven is near. 

notice the word, “change.”  if i don’t change the way that i think and i act, i’m just rearranging my schedule.  i’m not refocusing my life.  those are two entirely different things. 

most of us when we try to refocus our lives here’s what we do.  we just add new stuff in.  i have a busy life but i’m adding GOD in.  i’m adding church in.  i’m adding ministry in.”  you know what that makes us?  it makes us tired.  because you’ve already got a busy life. 

what it takes is, not a change of schedule but what the bible calls a change of heart.  that’s where it starts.  something happens inside.

just a thought from the front porch….

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