Are you to Busy???????
Matthew 2:10 and 11
When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him:gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
This passage is obviously talking about the wise men bringing their best gifts of worship to Jesus. Beauties, I am noticing a growing trend in ministry that is getting on my last nerve. Eddie and I have been involved in ministry for many years now, we have worked with the best of the best of people. Some of the people that we have come a crossed in our journey will be in our hearts forever. We have seen peoples lives changed by meeting Jesus. We have seen people grow in their relationship with Christ so much that they are almost unrecognizable to the people that know them the most. People like these are why we do what we do. It’s why we haven’t given up when we have wanted too. All that being said, I know that we are all pulled into a thousand different directions these days, which begs fatigue. I can feel it, I have seen it more and more. Our attention is pulled in so many different directions it’s hard to remain passionate about our God. Business is the crypto night to passion. We drag ourselves to church exhausted from the jammed packed week of things that won’t matter in 5 days much less five years and give God our left overs. God has become an afterthought rather than an exhibition.
It became so clear to me yesterday as I was presented with yet another situation of passionless Christianity. I love the passage about the three wise men, because they sought after the Christ Child. They searched on an exhibition just so they could worship Him. It was not just another thing to do on their list, IT WAS THIER ONLY LIST. When they found Him, sweet woman, they fell down and worshiped Him. After they had worshiped Him they presented Him with one gift each. Arguably, the most expensive thing they could give gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The Christ Child got the BEST of these humble Kings, NOT the last. What an example to us all.
I love the verse, “Seek Me and you will find Me when you search for Me with all of your heart.” If you have lost that zeal, and have allowed the duties of life to crowd you passion I beg you to start fresh by seeking God. Get on you face before HIm and mark this day with new priorities. I know for a fact sweet girl, He will not disappoint . Then bring your best gift to Him. I don’t mean gold or myrrh, but your best spiritual gift. We are all created so exclusively, you have specific purpose to be showcased in body of Christ. Pinpoint your passion for Christ and worship HIm by giving the gift of service back to Him. If we all did this I know we could change this world.