How much time do we spend making ourselves look pretty in the eyes of man in comparison to tending to a heart attractive to God?
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
How much effort do we put into our decaying body in comparison to being about our Father’s business to preach the gospel to every person?
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:15-16
Could it be that we are about the business of a different father?
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires… John 8:42-44
O Lord, please help me to be attractive to you, for my motivation, my time, my everything to be in submission to Christ as Lord so the Holy Spirit can glorify Christ through me, a jar made of clay.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7
How much time do we spend shopping for, preparing, and eating food in comparison to how much time we spend eating up the Word of God, the Bread of Life?
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35
How much time do we spend consuming drinks for energy, drinks for relaxing, drinks for hydration, drinks for fun, in comparison to the time we spend drinking in the Living Water?
Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14