In the restaurant last night, I spotted a boy with his new Christmas gift - an ipad. And what was he doing with this valuable gift?
Hangman? - on an iPAD? - really????
As a kid, I played Hangman - using pencil & paper, chalkboard & chalk, dirt & stick.
And here was this 21st century kid using one of the most powerful devices currently known to man to play the simplest of games.
But could we be doing exactly the same thing with the gifts that God has given us?
He is Emmanuel - God WITH us.
He declares us to be His temple and so His limitless power dwells WITHIN us.
And yet too often we are content to live a limited life.
We are satisfied with less than best.
We play with dirt & sticks when the Power that created the dirt resides inside us.
He calls us to use the gifts He has so freely given for Kingdom work. He wants us to step out of the boat with our eyes fixed securely on the One who keeps us from sinking. He desires to reveal Himself in us and through us. As a believer, His power within us is greater than an ipad or any man-made device. Where we are weak, He is strong.
Rather than settling for mediocrity, I want 2012 to be the year I climb out of my comfort zone. How about you?