"Indeed, the devil thinks more true thoughts about God in one day than a saint does in a lifetime, and God is not honored by it. The problem with the devil is NOT his theology, but his desires."
There's a short passage in Scripture that I would enthusiastically nod my head in agreement with, but also lower my head in the reality that it isn't often true of me. It's found in the book of Psalms and it goes like this: "Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever" (Psalm 73:25-26).
God is the most satisfying thing in the universe. NOTHING on earth compares to knowing Him and walking with Him. Yet, this truth is blurred by so many other voices calling out for our hearts, our minds, our thoughts, our affections. We're like a diabetic living in a candy store. The wafts of temptation are sweet smelling, and leading us to our demise. And sometimes (often??) we "follow our noses" believing the sweet smell to be better than God, better than His truth, better than His way.
Our God is rich in mercy and unending in grace and is forever faithful to us. Though we are vulnerable, He is our Rock and He pursues after us with goodness and mercy all the days of our lives. So even when we stray (God forgive us!) He gives us a bad taste in our mouth for these idols, and gives us a hunger for Him.
If you have tasted and seen that God is good, than you will want more of Him.
May this be the song of your heart:
You don’t have to be the pastor or worship leader to be prepared and serve on Sunday morning. Here are some ways to prepare and serve Sunday mornings:
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