A Big Deal For Me

It seems so often we miss the point entirely.  Someone told me they were invited to an event yesterday and it was “a big deal”.  It was a personal invitation from someone I had never heard of but someone they had a lot of respect for.  After some reading, I suspect this person is similar to what they call a “celebrity pastor”.

I read 1 John last night (almost all of it) and then start again this morning.  John 2:15-16 talks about the three areas of sin – lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and pride.  I wonder what thinking this is a “big deal” would be classified under – pride, I suppose.

It was 2:14am when I awoke.  That sounds bad but I was asleep at 8 so it was just over 6 hours plus I think I went back to sleep until 3 something (even if it wasn’t solid sleep it was rest).  It is pretty amazing.

The midnight email was a request for prayers for a family who lost their grandson.  The 2am email was someone upset with the church.  They don’t follow scripture and they have lost all respect for the people there.  I asked if they followed scripture this morning.  I am interested in their response.

As I am thinking about the “big deal” and the “scripture” people, praying for them, God put a verse in my mind.

Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ!   –Galatians 1:10

I know I am supposed to share that with the “big deal” person but I want to be disobedient.

All becomes clear when the mud is removed?

A new day.  Review all those people on the list.  Check in.  Encourage.  Seek God.  Strive for holiness.  Pray fervently.  Desperately.