Not Unredeemed

… living the beautiful tension between what is, and what will be …

Half a Glass of God

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Why is it that we only want a just a half a glass of God? Or maybe only $3 worth? We only want enough of God to save us, and enough to make us comfortable. Not enough of Him to make our cup run over. Just enough of God, so we can control Him. Perhaps just enough to get into Heaven ‘by the skin of our teeth’? Wilbur Reese depics it well:

“I’d like to buy $3 worth of God please.
Not enough to explode my soul or distrub my sleep.
But just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine
I don’t want enough of Him to make me love a black man or pick beets with a migrant.
I want ecstasy not transformation.
I want the warmth of a womb not a new birth.
I want a pound of eternal in a paper bag please.
I’d like to buy $3 worth of God, please!”
Why is this? We only let Him into parts of our lives, but not all? Why do we all want to settle for the least bit of God we can? At least I know I do. Or I did. I did until I started praying stupid prayers. They were stupid prayers (from a selfish perspective) because they moved me out of my comfort zone and changed my life! For me they sounded like “God make me hungry for You”, “Please give me the will to want to serve and follow You not just the,’ Lord help me do’ “, “Please let me see this person or situation through Your eyes, and love them with your unconditional love…”, “Use me” … These most certaintly brought a lot of DIScomfort to my life and they will to yours too! But they were SO worth it! It may be uncortable but you feel ALIVE and you get to see God move! He becomes real. $3 of God is not enough to satisfy anymore. Aren’t we supposed to hunger and thirst after righteousness?
I don’t know about you, but when I’m comfortable in what I know of God, I stop seeking Him and I get sleepy! Sleepy and content people are exactly where the devil wants us. The Lord calls us to an abundant life. If His words are life shouldn’t we be seeking them/Him with every bit of energy we have?
There is also another kind of stupid prayers, we say and sing them all the time in church. “Lord please let Your glory rain down…” What do you think would happen if God’s glory rained down on a typical sunday morning service? Do we mean these words or grasp what the impication of them would be in our lives?
I’ve been praying a lot of stupid prayers lately. Sometimes I feel the Lord doing so much in my heart; my brain can’t keep up and it’s only making me want more of Him. It’s like having spiritual growing pains. Well any miserly loves company; so I dare you to come on this journey with me! If you’re brave, pray a stupid prayer and mean it! Watch God move and work in your life like never before.
I think if any of us are honest with ourselves for just a minute we’ll realize there is so much more than the life we are living. Or at least in some area’s of our lives. If you are living the abundant life, than you know everytime God shows you something, you realize there is so much more to learn. This trully becomes the adventure of a life time!
So I dare you – pray a stupid prayer with me today!

Author: notunredeemed

Jesus follower, people lover, truth scribbler. Addicted to pain (growth). Passionate about relationships, identity and the transforming power of Christ.


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