“You shall have no other gods before Me.- Exodus 20:3 NKJV
GOD wants more out of us.
I know what you are probably saying or thinking but He does. He wants more and He deserves more.
Who are we to eek out a meager or mediocre existence when we are divinely directed to have dominion over the things if the earth and to serve as stewards over His majestic masterpiece as His “dear children?”
He wants us delivered by Him.
He wants us dedicated to Him.
He wants us developed in Him.
We are not all that we can or could be, or even what we should be. God not only wants to have us, but He also wants to help us and handle us as His own.
He has once we have accepted His offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. That is the Savior’s work.
He helps us as He works in us and on us, so that He can work through us. That is the Spirit’s work.
He handles us by setting us straight and sharing His purpose and intentions with us. In other words, He makes His will known to us. That is the Scriptures’ work.
He does all of this for us with the expectation of getting more out of us. Therefore, we must confront our own complacency. We must shun our sullen slumps and dives into depression. We must relinquish routine and regulated religious acts done in a spirit of the status quo. We must answer to God for not going beyond the norm and not exceeding the epitome of earthly expectations.
Shame on us when appreciate the acceptance offered by human accolades and applause while heaven rendered silent because we have not preached Christ or His gospel. God have mercy on us when have neglected our first calling, quenching the Spirit and its unction for us to speak peace, love, mercy, grace and forgiveness into the lives of others and share the abundance of what the Lord truly offers us all and expects of every believer in His name.
Let us do better by ever going more to be better as we follow His perfect and humble example foe us.
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV