Saturday, April 10, 2010

This Week at Calvary "Don’t Miss the Best Part"

Ever missed the punch line of a joke? Everyone else starts laughing, and you are left saying, “what did he say, what did he say, I missed it” . What about  going to the restroom during a movie at exactly the wrong time, when you return you think, "is this the same movie "? And your friend says, “you should not have gone then”. No one likes to miss the best part
However, better to miss the punch line of a joke or a turning of a plot of a movie then to miss the best part of life, When it is all said and done you don’t want to hear, “Man, you missed it”!  Jesus said “I have come to give you life and life more abundantly”
The Bible teaches that no one is complete without God. It also says, "i can do all things through Christ", and apart from Him, I can do nothing” Jesus said , “I am the bread of life, the light of the world,"  And, if you drink of the water He gives you will never thirst again.”
You and I need Jesus, however there is a right and wrong way to follow Him. A good example of this this is found in the account of Jesus being invited over to Mary and Martha’s house for dinner. The Bible tells us Martha is distracted with much serving, but Mary chose the best part - which was to set at His feet and listen to His Word.
Our lives will not be measured by the amount or quality of the work we do for Jesus, but by the relationship we have with Him. Many follow in Martha’s footsteps, consumed with what they are doing for the Lord and judgmental about what others are doing. All the while, they are missing what they really need. To sit at His feet.
It is not that serving is bad, we need to be good stewards of what God has given us. However, if duty to God replaces devotion to God, we are in danger of becoming religious in our a relationship with Him. The best service to the Lord springs from a close relationship with Him.

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