We’re missing the point…

I’m horrible at this blogging thing. I’m never consistent with it. Anyway, I always share what I’m learning.

Well, a couple weeks ago I felt far from the Lord. Like a defiant child I wanted nothing to do with seeking Him. Deep inside I knew I needed to keep seeking Him but my fleshly self didn’t want to.

But God had a different plan. I was sitting in church and the pastor said “This is not a dictatorship, this is a Kingdom and what the King says, goes.”

And for some strange reason, it all made sense. From one measly little sentence, it all made sense.

I was seeing God as this dictator over my life instead of my King. I was seeing Him a this list of rules, like at the end of the day if I could check off all the good things I did and all the sins I didn’t commit then somehow I was doing alright. But in reality God is a King and He gives us these guidelines so that we don’t get hurt; so that we live pure and fulfilling lives.

And in that moment I realized I had been missing the point all along. For so long I had been stuck in this mindset of performing for the Lord when in reality, all He wants is my heart.

Micah 6:8 says “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Friends, we’re missing the point. We’ve been missing it for so long. Our walk with Jesus has nothing to do with performing for God. It has nothing to do with “good deeds.”

It has everything to do with loving God and serving His people.

When you love God with every ounce of your being and stop trying to perform for Him, it opens the opportunity to serve out of love. When you’re spending time with God, He gives you an overflow of love to share with the people around you. And it’s when you serve with that love that you get to genuinely share the love of Christ with people.

So I keep asking myself these questions:

What would my life look like if I made God my King?

What would it look like if I stopped performing and started loving God and serving His people?

Stop missing the point friends. God has so much planned for each of us. Let’s start seeking Him with every ounce of our being.

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