Monday, May 5, 2014

No Mass-Produced Saints!

Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and not we ourselves. (Psalm 100:3) 

We live today in a microwave culture. If it takes longer than five minutes to fix lunch, that's long! In earlier days, you even had to wait for a TV set to warm up. Can you imagine? And you couldn't push a single button on your phone to call home on a pre-set number, you had to dial it . . . with your finger, for pity's sake.Talk about the stone age! I remember driving by a vacant lot some time ago, then going by the same corner several weeks later. Where there had been nothing but grass and weeds, empty beer cans, and trash just days before, there was now a huge warehouse, assembled from pre-fab sections, ready to receive goods. 

That's the way life is today. Fast. Compressed. Condensed. Slam-bang-it's-done. Not so in God's wilderness schooling. When it comes to walking with God, there is no such thing as instant maturity. God doesn't mass-produce His saints. He hand-tools each one, and it always takes longer than we expected. 

Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication 

Here's a simple question friends. . . . 

Can you imagine a world full of people who think, look, and act like Micky? 

HA! I didn't think so. For starters, this world would all of a sudden turn into a very boring place. The movie, Matrix Reloaded, has made the concept of mass-producing humans possible (in this case, an agent name Agent Smith) the ability to mass-produce himself in an effort to combat his arch-enemy Neo (the good guy from said movie). The very first time I saw this movie, I had to ask myself why the creators of this movie would someone as evil as Agent Smith the ability to mass-produce himself. Quite frankly, it made absolutely no sense to me. 

Thank God for the idea of mass-producing those things that are mostly beneficial to us in some way, shape, or form such as food and medicine and those luxuries are in limited supply as well. Since there is no such thing as mass-produced saints, wisdom will play a dramatically bigger role in our lives than ever before. Applying wisdom in areas such as stewardship among many others are very critical because wisdom, like so many other gifts, are in very short supply. Mind you, when I "short supply", I don't say short supply because of God's lack, but because of our unwillingness to demand for more. 

With that said, God has no need to mass-produce saints, but His earnest interest is in mass-producing godly values, principals, and gifts for all of His children to have so we can be the godly saints He wants us all to be and encourage others to become. Amen?

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!. . . . :-).