The funny thing when God comes last


I found myself thinking about this on the last night of my christian retreat, I realized that I had not once thought about God.  At my christian retreat.  Ironic, or pathetic?  You choose.

And I feel like this has become an epidemic that is plaguing our nation, or more so our churches.  Meetings, conferences,retreats and God somehow comes last.  God is a burden or an after thought.  God doesn’t even come second, he comes last.

It’s sad and its heartbreaking because when God’s not in the equation, everything else just crumbles and falls apart.  I’ve heard of conferences where the “norm” was skipping out on the main meetings to hang out with friends.  Where people go for the sole reason of bonding with their friends.

I believe that there is nothing wrong with wanting to spend time with people you love.  Even taking time out to do so is fine.  But when a conference is centered around God, and somehow he’s put last?  Something is wrong.

The sad part was I believed I didn’t have a choice, but I did.  In life we always have a choice.  And I realized that when I did pray, you could just feel the power of God move so greatly.

Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven

 

THIS is the God we serve.  I found myself so ashamed when I realized that I was putting him last.  I was more worried about how I looked, what clothes I was wearing and what social activity was happening next.  Worse than anything was when I let drama take hold and forgot to even turn to God.
But the amazing thing about God is that even if we fail over and over again, he still forgives.
So if you’re like me and put God last, its never too late, and you always have a choice.  Bring God back to your “christian” outings, bring God back to your life.  And then see how much you have been missing in your life.
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6 thoughts on “The funny thing when God comes last

  1. Your post is a powerful one. While I was reading it I couldn’t help but think of the following scripture:

    “Ask all the people of the land and the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, was it really for me that you fasted? And when you were eating and drinking, were you not just feasting for yourselves?” Zechariah 7:5-6

    Even then people were “going through the motions” as if God were blind and deaf to the true intentions of their hearts. We only deceive ourselves by our pretense at worship and living for Christ. We can never deceive God and we certainly will never please HIm by giving less than our best. Yes, this life is a struggle at times and yes, we all do fall short (I know I have!!) but in the long stretch we have to cut ties with all that binds us and give our all to God. We have to be willing to say, “For God I live and for God I’ll die.”

    Blessings,
    Rebecca

    1. Rebecca,
      I LOVE this so much! This is EXACTLY how I feel, and what a waste. Thank you so much for sharing this with me.
      Nina

  2. Thank you for this. I’ve been having the same feelings. Great to hear there are people that realise that God is being left behind, despite the fact that He is the whole reason we are here. Thank you, again.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment and let me know how you feel. I swear that sometimes I feel like I am alone in feeling this way!

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