I have been thinking that there is another lesson wrapped up in my thoughts from my previous post. My last post was about how we can become so familiar with our surroundings that we stop appreciating their beauty. I have to remind myself to stop and look and thank God for the wonders of this world.
Here is my spin-of thought. This same reality is true for all Christians and especially Christian leaders. You see, everyday I get to approach God in prayer, read God’s word for instruction and speak on behalf of God in teaching. I am immersed in the work of the Lord. As a sad result, I can begin to take God for granted. I can stop appreciating the grace that has been given to me. I can stop being amazed by God’s work in people’s lives. I can become blind or even calloused to God’s work in my world.
For example; last week a guy was describing to me a sermon he had heard on this amazing Bible story. He told me about how Elijah had once encountered the prophets of Baal. It was a a story I have read a hundred times and preached about another ten times. I found myself quickly loosing interest in this guy’s story. I had to keep reminding myself that God was doing something in this guy’s life through his word even if it felt boring to me.
It is very possible that each one of us could become insensitive to the work of God around us, not because we are evil, but because we are too familiar.
So today I am challenging myself to be amazed by something God is doing or has done. I want to stop and thank him for his work in my life and my world. Would you do the same?