Friday, August 6, 2010

You're going to heaven? oh ok... NEXT PLEASE.

Why focus ONLY on heaven and souls? Aren't there more important things? Don't get me wrong, a person coming to know the Lord through the redeeming grace of Jesus is awesome! But what happens next?

You preach the gospel. Thousands are saved. Who's next?

That can't be the right mindset to have.

All I can hear in my head is, "What about me?!"

Jesus chased after His disciples. Typically, you went to a rabbi and ASKED to follow Him. Jesus was so radically different, He pursued his followers.

God chased after the Israelites. He chases after us. He sent Jesus for us. He loves us.

So, what's going on?

It's like get 'em, and bag 'em.

And you're happy because you've done your job. moving right along...

But is it? Your job I mean...

I think the world should be won over with a passionate love so full of sincerity they can't help but come to know the Lord. They are overwhelmed with a passion that is towards them!

I know this is going to sound awful, but I feel neglected by my "Christian" friends on a constant basis. Call me selfish, or narcissistic, but I hate that I am not encouraged with any depth.

It seems like everything is superficial and shallow. I want something DEEPER. I'm tired of the milk. That's for babies. I am an adult. I need something more substantial. But I feel like I have no one to help take me there.

Everyone seems too busy with saving the lost.

The found need help too.

Life can't be ONLY about getting people to heaven.

I know that life is so much more than that.

I believe that God desires us to live a life in His will.

And that honestly doesn't always mean living a life of "doing" things for God.

It can sometimes mean cooking supper for your family even when you're too tired.
It means seeing a friend from highschool say F*** God, and totally understanding why he feels that way. Because one day you found yourself saying it.
It's identifying with the hurt of everyone around you.

To do that, you have to be apart of LIFE.

Life isn't preaching.

Life is living.

Living in the will of God.

His will is to LIVE.

He said be fruitful.

I want to be fruitful. Do you?

1 comment:

ginniajo said...

I love it, Kelly.
You are so real and you just say it like it is, and I LOVE that.
I think you are definitely right, about us needing more discipleship.
I was talking to my mom about this the other day. The saved still need Jesus. It could be the first time you admit it, or the millionth but either way we need him in our lives daily. And it's so true that we also need to be looking out for the needs of other christians as well. I just love you lol.