Necessary Adjustments

March 26, 2018 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

Tags: John Guerra, blog, First Baptist Church

 A couple guys who were not too smart drove their pickup truck into a lumberyard. One of them walked in the office and said, "We need some 4-by-2s." The clerk said, "You mean 2-by-4s, don't you?" The man said, "I'll go check," and went back to the truck.  He returned a minute later and said, "Yeah, I meant 2-by-4s." "Alright. How long do you need them?" The customer paused for a minute and said, "Uh... I'd better go check." After awhile he returned to the office and said, "A long time. We're gonna build a house.

 “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.”   Luke 14:33 NKJV

 We’re building something eternal in this life and it requires regular adjustments where we sacrifice selfishness to choose obedience. It begins when we repent from our sin and choose to follow Jesus. But it doesn’t end there, everyday we must choose to be obedient. Everyday we will be tempted to be selfish at home, at work, and at church. If we don’t make an adjustment and obey the Lord, we’ll slip back into selfishness and sin.

 I realized some time ago that our worship music is a lot like the sanctuary thermostat. It is impossible to please everyone! But unlike room temperature, the goal of worship is not to make us comfortable or please everyone. The goal is to please God, to worship and honor God. Some of us need to make an adjustment in how we look at and participate in worship. It’s not the style of music that determines the effectiveness of worship, it’s the temperature of the heart. If your heart is on fire for God, it doesn’t matter the style or the quality of the music, you are there to worship! But if you’re there to be entertained or comfortable, that feeling will not last no matter how much you like the music.

 Is. 55:9: “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

 

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