The consumer in us all poses these questions,
- “What will you do for me?”
- “Why should I shop with you?”
- “Why should I return?”
I have a teen and a tween, so I am now investigating parental software that allows me to check their online presence. My kids call it spyware…whatever, right? In one chat, I actually posed the question of why I should purchase from them and not someone else. They could not give me an adequate answer and I kept searching. What I am using now is not that company.
What happens when we approach God in the same manner? Today, millions, believe in multiple gods rather than one God. In fact, millions of professing Christians even run from God when things are as good as they want, desire, or demand. The question is then asked of God, “What have you done for me lately?” This usually stems from asking(praying) for something and not getting what you want. Like the child, we scream and holler. Like the consumer, we have no loyalty outside of ourselves and we begin to look for something more suitable to our liking. Or worse, we just adjust our belief of God and create our own god while we still call that idol God.
What has God done? The grace of God is expansive!
- The grace of God has forgiven me at the cross.
- The grace of God has furnished me life at the empty tomb.
- The grace of God has fashioned hope for life today.
- The grace of God has finished the sting of death with the reality.
All of this happened because of Jesus. Thank you God for Jesus.
God, forgive me when I allow the consumerism and capitalism of my world affect our relationship. I am sorry when I do not trust. I am sorry when I look around. I am sorry when I pout and throw a fit because I do not get my way. You have done so much. This is truly amazing grace.