Some sermons touch me more than others. My Sunday School teacher regularly reminds us that you should come to church expecting to hear from God or to be used by God. There are weeks when I leave church wondering who I might have touched that day because I didn’t feel Him quite as much. A recent sermon that resonated with me was about serving God in all that we do, see or say.
You should serve God when you go to the movies (Is that the movie you should be watching?), when you are on the internet (Should you be looking at that website?) and in all that you say (Would you say it if Jesus was right beside you?) That’s tough. A lot of us want to serve God when it is convenient or when we are least likely to get grief from the world over it. We don’t want to change the channel . That program is funny but it has foul language or unbiblical principles. At that point, we need to not watch it. It’s hard to make the sacrifice if we make it all about the flesh. Instead, take an eternal perspective on everything. Is it Godly? Does it do anything to enhance or increase the Kingdom of Heaven? If the answer is no then let it pass on by.
What was enlightening to me was when Pastor Ron said that Satan’s best attack was keeping us occupied. His number one attack is procrastination or making us feel like we are too busy . Oh, I will call that person who needs encouragement later. I will study my Bible after I do these dishes. Then one thing leads to another and it never gets done. Satan continuously reminds us of how long our to do list is at the moment. That still small voice in your brain that never stops reminding you of what still needs to be done that day. He tries to keep Christians busy so instead of doing Kingdom work , we go about work that makes no difference at all. Anything that doesn’t advance the Kingdom of God is wasted time. That means you just did Satan’s work in lieu of God’s . We should be weeping loudly at that thought.
So, my goal this week is to make a dedicated effort to serve God in all that I do and to stop procrastinating. If God lays it on my heart to call someone then I will do it then. When I am blogging, when I am emailing , when I am deciding on what to listen to watch on tv. I offer it all to God. Everything that I do needs to be what I would do if Jesus was standing beside me. I will fall short but I will try my best. Thankfully, God’s grace is there to cover me when I fail miserably. His Grace is sufficient for me.