He complains much of our blindness; and cries often that we are to pitied who content ourselves with so little. GOD, says he, has infinite treasure to bestow, and we take up with a little sensible devotion which passes in a moment.
Reading this today took me back to a memory from college. We were very close to the pastor of our church in college. It was a very large church, with a large staff. During the time we were there, they were looking for a "college pastor." Since the senior pastor knew how important this age was to young adults, he took time out of his schedule to spend time with us, invest in our lives, a.
Dr. Register loved Caleb in the Bible. I remember more than one occasion that Caleb became the subject of his lesson. During one of those lessons, he made this comment (and I paraphrase), "My biggest fear is that one day I will get to heaven, stand before the Lord, only to hear him say, 'Why were you satisfied with so little? I wanted to do such great things through you, but you were content with so much less.'"
Are we content with a little faith serving as the garnish for our lives? Are content to dabble in the spiritual? Is our discipleship to Jesus a part of our lives or are our lives a part of our discipleship? If is calling us to come to him, so that we may be filled to overflowing, are we bringing with us a little paper cup or a 55 gallon drum? Just some thoughts to ponder. I know I have been today.
Ecclesia Writer's Consortium
We are blessed at Ecclesia to have a number of gifted writers and teachers. Here, you'll find devotions, meditations, and musings from a sample of those writers.