Thursday, August 04, 2005
Input vs. Output
I've discovered today that my good intentions mean nothing to God. You've heard the old phrase, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions", well I've decided that is not far from the truth. Although, as a child of God, I'd have to say the road to disconnect is paved with good intentions. Or the road to discontent or distraction. I have been completely distracted over the last week, and for the life of me I can't figure out how it happened. I'm sure I can give a big fat list of excuses, but the truth is I allowed myself to get distracted. My intentions were good. I am thinking all the time about scripture I'm memorizing or prayers I need to pray, or even how great God is. I'm getting a lot of spiritual input, but no worshipful output is happening on my part. God doesn't want me to just learn all I can, memorize His word, listen to sermons and "be fed". My purpose is to worship God with my life. My goal is to live my days in a way that brings glory to His name. I'm not sure I did that this week. I will make it my focus today.