Sunday, June 9, 2013

Weekend Worship—Declare Yourself!


No one can serve two masters. The person will hate one master and love the other, or will follow one master and refuse to follow the other. You cannot serve both God and worldly riches. Matthew 6:24

In today’s busy world, trying to stay on track seems to be an unattainable fantasy. We’re pulled from thing to thing—urgency and immediate need pushing away thoughts of priority.

The Bible warns us of trying to do too much at once—in a lot of ways it’s like trying to serve two masters.

It’s harder than you might think. Just try to follow the directions of two people at the exact same time. Stand between them and let them shout conflicting directions to you and try to follow them. Your feet will wobble as you turn this way and that. You’ll begin to go in one direction only to turn and stumble the other way. Your walk, if you make progress at all, will be slow and ineffective. This is what happens when you are torn between the way of the world and the way of Christ.

That’s what happens when we try to listen to God and the world. The world’s directions are in conflict with what God is tell us. It’s always been that way. But we can choose to tune out the world. It‘s our responsibility to be so tuned in to the way of Christ that the directions of the world fall upon deaf ears.

We must turn completely to Jesus, following His directions without hesitation, standing tall and moving with grace and power. God has given us the freewill to choose the way in which we will go. When we call ourselves followers of Christ, we must choose God’s way.

What are some things you do to help you tune out the world and tune into God? 

4 comments:

  1. Excellent thoughts, Edie. I think this can also be extended to the rough choices churches are facing today amongst so many societal changes: keep with the traditional teachings & worship of God vs. bending to anything-goes. Just my opinion.

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    1. Elaine, good insight! Thanks for stopping by, Blessings, E

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  2. Wow! This is a great analogy, Edie! Many times for me the choice is simply a matter of resolve--I have DECIDED (not been guilted into or pressured into) follow Jesus.
    Blessings!
    Pam at 2 Encourage

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    1. Pam. Thanks for stopping by, Blessings, E

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