In today’s episode of Monday Morning Moments, we focus on the importance of “sowing” at a deeper level when it comes to relationships in our lives, especially our relationship with God, and the adverse effects when we “sow” at a shallow level. The principle of sowing deeply can be applied to any relationship in our life.
- BIG IDEA: We desire what we cannot have and become complacent with what completes us.
- Idolatry – when what we admire takes the place in our lives that only God deserves – the idol becomes number 1 in terms of our time, talent, and treasure.
- A shallow commitment leads to frustration, misplaced expectations, and impatience which results in idolatry.
- “Sowing at a surface level results in reaping an unfruitful harvest…in our own lives and in the lives of others.”
- “Every idol makes two simple and extravagant promises. “You shall not surely die.” “You shall be like God.” ― Andy Crouch, Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power
Call to Action:
- Nurture patience in our lives based on who God is and what He has done in our lives
- Use God’s gifts for His glory
- Pray and appeal to God on behalf of other people
- Invest in our relationship with God
- Know Him, trust Him, walk with Him
- “I am also practicing cello to wean myself from power and accomplishment, to place myself back in the posture of a learner, cultivator, and creator. To become a bit like a child. To detoxify from the too-ready recognition and privilege that accompany even the most modest forms of success, to become available again for something surprising and new. Just as children flourish by growing into adults, so adults flourish by cultivating childlikeness, avoiding the spiritual hardening of the arteries that comes with competence and experience.” – Andy Crouch, Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power