Devo Satisfied? Part 1
2 Kings 13:17-19 (NIV)
17 “Open the east window,” he said, and he opened it. “Shoot!” Elisha said, and he shot. “The Lord’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram!” Elisha declared. “You will completely destroy the Arameans at Aphek.” 18 Then he said, “Take the arrows,” and the king took them. Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” He struck it three times and stopped. 19 The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.”
Passion for the things of God, where is it? God wanted to deliver Israel completely but they were satisfied with little. I have become disturbed with the lack of passion for the things of God. Churches seemed satisfied with so little. Even if there is some passion it is to build a dynasty for man, a monument for himself. Monuments are dead not living. They blow away with time, but God is forever. They have little vision for the things of God. They take examples from the past and try to emulate them. They copy each other’s “successes” as though they were doing God’s work. Abraham knew the Lord as a friend knows a friend. I see pastors who hardly know God or His word. They try to take shortcuts to the top not knowing that God will say “I never knew you.” You Pastors never knew Him. It takes time to build a relationship. Quit worrying about what you look like to the world and start being concern for how God views you. Seek Him first and He will lift you up. Anything else is simple dust in the wind.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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