*WARNING: Rant Ahead*
Just reflecting today on Rita and the powerlessness of man-powered ministry. We give atheists less and less to disbelieve everyday. We are polytheists; our gods are Comfort, Convenience, Prestige, Ego, and Power.
We forget we are aliens, for we no longer experience lack, fear, humility, service, weakness, brokenness, etc. that usually accompany foreigners in a strange land. We are now comfortable and at home in a place which is not our home. Most of the time, it feels pretty good.
Some of us have even convinced ourselves that we actually ‘fit in’ here and have something in and of ourselves to offer this place.
We have drunk from the wells of complacency long enough.
We have joined a subtle rebellion of arrogance.
Affluenza is our generational cultural virus. We have become prostitutes of material comforts. Whatever happened to offering ourselves as ‘living sacrifices’? (Rom.12)
All for the sole purpose of glorifying the Creator. It’s not about me anyway.
Or you, either, for that matter.
Bottom Line: It’s God’s world. I’m just a squirrel… 🙂