Thursday, August 22, 2013
You live in terms of what you see and touch. I’m living on other terms. I told you that YOU WERE MISSING GOD IN ALL OF THIS. - John 8:23 (Message)
Maybe the most surprising thing about Jesus statement is not that fact that people miss God, but it is where and to whom he said it.
He didn't say it in a brothel or crack house he said it in the TEMPLE.
He didn't say it to the so called reprobates of society he said it to RELIGIOUS LEADERS of the day.
They spent their days reading God's Word, busy in service, surrounded by reminders of God but were missing God in it all.
Even when God turned up in their midst they MISSED him.
The proof is in the opening verses of this chapter where everything they thought about God meant that their job was to pronounce judgement on a woman who was caught in sin. They had become God's policemen rather than His guides to point people to his grace.
They missed God big time.
God help me not to miss God in all of this.
In all our music, teaching, campaigns, campuses, plants, conferences, podcasts, books, blogs, strategies, programmes and all, God don't let me miss you!