How many times have we placed a million things before we put God?
This week I was talking to a boy (and I use the word boy, because he is, in fact, just a boy) and I was giving him my 110%. So in that few weeks that I was talking to this person, how many minutes of the day did I think about talking to him? How many scenarios did I dream about? How many minutes did I actually talk to him? How late did I stay up? How early did I wake up?
How many minutes of the day do I think about talking to him? How many scenarios have I dreamt about having with God? How many minutes have I actually talked to him? How late have I stayed up? How early have I woken up?
Clearly the boy won.
You know, if God wasn’t all powerful and all benevolent and one day he decided to give me the same percentage that I give him every day, what would it look like?
Monday: Kerrigan is driving to school, her car suddenly breaks down on the side of the highway. I think I’m not going to let anyone stop and help her. I’m going to make her dad so incredibly busy and have no money to help her. She’ll be alright, ill help her later.
Tuesday: Kerrigan found out her car’s problem, it’s going to be more money than she actually has. She’ll figure it out.
Wednesday: She’s praying for her car, but she hasn’t talked to me until she needed something, I’m too busy for this.
Thursday: Kerrigan needs help. I’m too tired.
Friday: I have too many things to do to help her today.
Wouldn’t 25% God suck?!
We wouldn’t like him as much, we wouldn’t trust him, we wouldn’t ask him for help. He would only partly be with us and he would be too busy all of the time, he would be too tired, and he would only care about one day in a full week.
If this is true, why is it okay for us to do it to him?
How incredibly disappointing are we to him?
I just used the boy for one minor example.
-I’ve had a long day God
-I don’t have anything to say God
-I’m too tired God
-I’m too busy God
-God, I don’t have anything to ask for right now -God, my life is okay right now
I’m going to go back to the saying that we all grew up knowing:
Treat others as you want to be treated.
Give him your time! Talk to him, praise him, and thank him for everything that he gives you every day all the way from waking up to giving you an extra five minutes with your kiddos. Love him! Don’t just talk to him, when you need something! Sit down and give him twenty minutes uninterrupted. LOVE HIM. LOVE HIM. LOVE HIM.
He isn’t a 25% God, so you don’t be a 25% God follower.
I won’t be a 25% God follower either.
Love you guys!