There is much on my mind tonight and I am literally compelled to write. This is not how I usually blog, but I have been feeling a strong tug from God to say a few things that don’t necessarily fit into my regular pattern. This is from a heart that yearns for something more than just church.
There is more. The world is a mess. Some of that is because we became satisfied.
God made us in His image. The Bible does not fully explain that, but keeping in mind what the “image” of God is like, we can draw some pretty clear conclusions. He. Is. Supernatural (among His many attributes). So, that implies (strongly) that we are as well.
Tell a supernatural being that they are to be satisfied with 3 hymns, the offering, and a 30 minute sermon on how to live a life of fluff, and they will become board and uninterested very quickly.
We are not meant to have a boring service. We are supernatural creatures.
It is why when we get plugged into a little bit of “real” God we get zapped. We suddenly discover we like what we are feeling. Then we go about just surviving spiritually. We get depressed and find that religion has no real attraction for us. Then we find more satisfaction in a second rate TV show that no one in their right mind would watch. Our minds become slaves to the rhetoric, and, suddenly, that is the highlight of our Sunday. God simply sits in the corner trying to tell us that He has more. Much more.
We must surround ourselves with Him. If you are not hungry, then you need to seek Him. Unlike the needs of our flesh, the spiritual needs are the more you eat, the hungrier you get.
This cannot be a thing that we tell ourselves we need more input from church. True, church should be something that impacts us like nothing else, but we aren’t there 24/7. This must be a conscious choice. “I want more.”
The world is dying to hear from someone who is saying, “I want more.”