Sermons in which God reveals an area in which you are lacking are hard to to swallow. I mean, I faithfully tithe, pray, read the Word (most days). I mean, it is okay if I miss a bible study or prayer service, right. I mean, I know I committed to the Praise and Worship team but. . . I mean it's not like everyone else is faithful either.
You see where I am going with this, right?
Excuses, excuses and sub-par. My pastor, Pastor Joe, says this often, "partial disobedience is still disobedience." True but still hard to swallow. It is funny because I am singing in the choir a song, "Show Me Your Face," crying out to God to see more of Him and the following sermon is about repentance.
*insert light bulb*
God wants it all. He wants to be the center of your life. You remember the whole Ten Commandments scene with Charlton Heston as Moses and the voice of God booms commandment numero uno, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Yep, that still applies.
During a meeting with the pastor, he spoke on our faithfulness being the key to moving to the next level in worship – a worship in which the Holy Spirit takes over. I am looking forward to that day. I Pray for the grace to put God first – before my tiredness, angst, frustration and fear – and just be faithful.