Too Easily Pleased – January 19, 2015

Today’s Scripture… “As the hart (deer) panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.” – Psalm 42:1

Over and over and over again it happens. It did with our children, I’m sure it did with your children also.  Almost every single one of us has seen it first hand.  You give a toddler a nice present and what does he do? He tosses it down and is completely satisfied with the wrapping paper. Yep, you give a toddler a birthday present or a gift for Christmas or something just because you want to offer him a treat and he spends no time with it, but rather is content to play with the box. How many times have you seen a little one set aside a $50 toy to play with those styrofoam packing pieces? He is offered something of great value, and is pleased instead to settle for something far less. We are far too easily pleased.

You know, we adults are far too easily pleased as well.  We are often content to go to church a few times each week, pray a few minutes each day and meet with God on a very limited basis. We are often satisfied with being God’s acquaintance instead of God’s intimate friend.  We are pleased to have a basic understanding of God rather than possessing a thirst for knowing Him deeper. We are far too easily pleased.

How did we ever get so satisfied with spending so little time with our Father? Now, if you are someone who truly spends quality time with your Creator you can just go ahead and skip this weekly blog and wait for the next one.  But, if you’re like most people, it’s time to start doing some “soul searching.”  How much time do you spend with the Father each day?  Each week?  I mean “quality” time where you truly seek His face and meet with Him in a personal, intimate way where you know you’ve had fellowship with God?

When it comes to the time you spend with the Lord, is there any other relationship that could survive on that amount of quantity and quality? Could your marriage survive if your time with your spouse consisted of what you spend with the Father?  Could your relationship with your best friend survive?  Your relationship with your children? I’ll ask again, how did we ever get so satisfied with spending so little time with our Father?

Friend, there is nothing on your schedule today that could possibly be more important than seeking God’s face. There is nothing so pressing that it should be a higher priority than entering the presence of the Lord in prayer. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “If you’re too busy for Christ, you’re too busy!”

It’s time we stop being pleased with the wrapping paper and the box and the styrofoam packing of Christianity, and start longing for something deeper and more intimate and more fulfilling with our Lord.  It’s time we start spending time with the Father.

In that, we should be pleased.

Have a “Wonderful DAY in Christ,”
Pastor Terry
Family Worship Center

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