“Look at the birds of the air … . Consider the lilies of the field …” —Matthew 6:26, 28
May 18, 2012
I love today’s devotion. It has cleared my mind that growing my spiritual walk with God is really just about 1 thing: keep my eyes focused on Him. It is really quite that simple. Instead of making my services as an excuse to feel like I am growing, to feel like I am useful… God really only wants me to focus on Him. I just really realized how wonderful it would be that I just simply live and people see God in that? Just like the verse “consider the lilies of the field” those lilies do not spin or do backflips, they simply are just that and yet, they fulfill everything that they are - simply and unaffectedly. Yes, my commitment to serving God through drums and ministry is good but it should never be the basis of my spiritual growth. I shouldn’t be relying of where I am to grow, if my “batman belt” is complete. Growing through God doesn’t mean of being use to others… it is simply believing in God for who He is. It gets easy to confuse service to being the basis because that is what’s easy, measurable. I play for the church every Sunday and give my tithes and attend this and that and I feel good, I’ve done my due diligence… but it shouldn’t be about that. I shouldn’t feel that I have to do those for God, that I have to do these things to grow. Service to God I see now should go beyond obedience to what the people demand of you. Service is simply just a gift, a gift I am giving God because I love Him. It is by no means a tool to say “I am doing my part” because God only wants me to believe in Him… everything else is icing on the cake.
In the end, service is simply an act of love… anything else is prison. Obedience is simply living that is God centred… just like the birds in the sky, the lilies of the field.