Sunday, February 25, 2007

God Is Not A "One-Hit Wonder"

Dan Ledford waxes eloquent:

God is not interested in simply “getting you to believe in him.” God is not a one-hit wonder.

You know what I mean by that? In the music business there are musical artists known as “One-Hit Wonders.” They have one musical hit and that’s it.

The Penguin’s “Earth Angel” from 1955.

Barry Mann’s “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) from 1961.

Van McCoy’s “The Hustle” from 1975.

Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” from 1988.

Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” from 1999.

Every decade’s got ‘em. They had one hit and one hit only. Some people treat God as a one-hit wonder.

He created the world, but that’s all.

Jesus forgave me back in 1978, but that’s all.

I already believe, but that’s all.

What is God doing in your life right now? What is he trying to do in your life right now? Are you letting Him? What is God saying to you? Are you hardening your heart towards him?

God is always at work in our lives. He is always speaking to us. He is always trying to change something. Sometimes these are minor changes. Sometimes they are major. Are you dealing with a minor crisis in your life to address a minor heart change; or a major crisis to address a major heart change?

Whether it is major or minor, we have the same need – God’s grace. We always need to encourage and be encouraged to see God’s grace in Jesus Christ.

God is speaking his grace to you right now. Don’t harden your heart to it. Don’t run away from His Word.

Don’t run away from Him. Let Him in. Let others in. This can’t wait until tomorrow.

Receive His grace while it is still called Today.

Read the whole thing.