Last night, I stepped out of my comfort zone as a leader, and shared with the congregation during the gathering what I thought God was saying in that moment. This is something I do frequently with general concepts, but last night's impression was very specific. So specific that I walked off stage to type it out, and then brought the page back on stage to recite. It seems from my email inbox today that people were ministered to, and for that I am grateful that I didn't screw up what God was trying to do in that moment. While nothing profound, it's still a victory in combining faith with listening to the Spirit. If interested, read below for what I heard/read aloud.
There are a thousand things we live for. Our problem is not lack of passion, but desperate passion for other things.
Most of us are desperately waiting for something to save us from loneliness, exhaustion, and weakness.
Some of us are desperate for a job.
Some of us are desperate fora promotion
Some of us are desperate for this semester to be over already.
Some of us are desperate for a person to reciprocate the feelings we have for them.
Some of us are desperate to get out of our current relationship.
Some of us are desperate for a spouse.
Some of us desperately want to finally get pregnant.
Some of us are desperate for our kid to straighten up.
Some of us are desperate for a little more money.
Some of us are desperate for a little more free time.
Some of us are desperate for a sickness to be healed.
Some of us are desperate for a little more attention.
None of things are bad.
But none of these things are God.
If we place any of these things at the center of our life then we can not be satisfied in the one thing we have been hard wired to be satisfied in:
The King, the Healer, the Provider, the Lover, the Warrior: Jesus Christ.