In our rush to show everyone how “spiritual” we are, innumerable avenues of proving how “spiritual” we are pass us by. In our zeal to prove we are someone special to God, we fail to see innumerable times we could show someone how special God is. In our quest to become a powerful man or woman of God, we forget that without God, we are but as the dust of the field.
We are the clay and He is the potter. We are the masterpiece but He is the artist. We are the creation but He is the creator. We are servants but He is the Lord. We are the children and He is the Father.
Whatever façade we put up to impress others and whatever production we attempt to portray our life; the truth is that in God’s sight we are who we are and we do what we do. Every attempt at trying to impress or fool God is met in failure for God sees through us and cares not about the outward appearance we project.
Multitudes of Christians mistakenly think they can gain God’s favor through giving money, doing good deeds and attending church. Multitudes of Christians look at their faith as nothing more than a religious exercise whose merit is determined by outward actions instead of what lies within the heart.
Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is not a church. Christianity is not façade and Christianity is not a game. The Christian faith is what lives in our hearts. The Christian faith is embedded within the Holy Spirit dwelling within us. The Christian faith is absolute conviction that Christ is Lord and that Christ is in us, the hope of eternal glory.
I have absolutely no interest in going through the motions of what others perceive to be what a “good Christian” is to do or not do. I have absolutely no interest in living as a hypocrite who looks to be one way but deep within is something else. I have no interest in hiding my faith so no one can see it. I have no interest in looking or acting religious.
The cry of my heart is to be a son in whom God is well pleased. The cry of my heart is to stand before the creator of the heavens and earth with no excuses and with no false pretenses. The cry of my heart is to have nothing in which I am ashamed and nothing I must seek to hide from Almighty God.
All I want is to love for no other reason than compassion. All I want is to give for no other reason than I can. All I want is to shine forth the goodness of God in all I do and be for God His legs, arms, eyes and mouth. All I want is to live and give in such a way as to bring a smile to my Father’s heart and glory to He who created me and made me all I am and gave me all I can now give.