Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Wanted: Enthusiasm For God

A.W. Tozer said: "To me, it has always been difficult to understand those evangelical (I would say Fundamental) Christians who insist upon living in a crisis as if no crisis existed. They say they serve the Lord, but they divide their days so as to leave plenty of time to play and loaf and enjoy the pleasures of the world as well. They are at ease while the world burns . . . If we evangelicals (Fundamentalists) had one-third the enthusiasm of some of the cults we could take a continent. We have a lazy bunch of evangelicals (Fundamentalists) on our hands."
We can get enthused over a new house, new car, better job, more money, a ball game, etc., but where are those who are enthused about Jesus Christ and His work? If someone gets saved, nobody gets excited! Heaven does, but we don't!
I've often said everybody is doing what he wants to do. The vast majority of believers could come to Prayer Meeting, if they wanted to. They could go one hour a week on visitation, if they wanted to. They could pass out tracts and witness regularly if they had a heart for it.That's the problem, their heart is not in it; they give you a million excuses, but few of God's people care for lost souls all around them. The worldly crowd is going to hell faster than ever, but few of God's people let it bother them.
God says, "Woe unto them that are at ease in Zion . . .". In Amos they were enjoying themselves while judgment was nigh. "Awake unto righteousness and sin not, for many have not the knowledge of God; I speak this to your shame." Shame on us!!!
By: Rolland C. Starr

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Sista Cala said...

Priorities. We do what we want to do. If the people who preface their excuses w/ 'I wanted to, but' would only realize they are showing how much they really didn't want to.