What Really Is Important To You
Thinking of the technological advances we’ve been blessed with over the last generation are startling. Cars can now start themselves, and let you know when they need oil, brakes or other repairs. Phones are not connected to the wall, anymore, you can talk and look at the individual you’re speaking with; as well as play games and take pictures on the same phone. Computers use to take a while to connect to the web. We are now always connected with high speed. We can access our systems remotely no matter where we are, and can hit a button at work and print the document at our homes. Now that’s progress.
With all these advances, it would seem to me that we would have a greater grasp over sin, be in better shape (physically and spiritually), and be stronger in our personal relationship with Christ. Why hasn’t this happened? Simply stated, we’ve placed more time improving other areas of our lives that we deem more important (Mark 12:29-30). So as we improve our ability to order things online, the struggle is greater in connecting to God through prayer. As we improve upon ideal listening aids for musical devices (iPhones/iPads, etc.), we struggle even more in being able to hear and discern the voice of God. My commitment today is to prioritize the Lord more in my life. Improve my communication with him, my visitations with him and my revelations of him. I’m devoting more time to R&D (research/development) on who the Lord is and what is my purpose here on earth.
I guarantee you that we will find new and improved attributes and aspects of ourselves ready for the Master’s use. 2 Timothy 2:21 “Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” (NIV)
Pastor Kirkland A. Smith, Senior Pastor