King of Kings or Burger King?

My devotional this morning hit me square in the face with the following words:

“One of the most practical instances of where we choose God or choose self is in our emotional preferences and habits. You must give up your right to whine and pout and then wholeheartedly embrace the plan of God for your life, which is found in the fruit of the Spirit. You were created for good works and not for the works of the flesh or for the opinions of your emotions. The good works that Christ planned for you before you were even born are so much more than reading a devotional book or listening to worship music. The good works that God had in mind when He thought of you were so glorious that He declared across the ages that you were His very own masterpiece. God has had His eye on you since the beginning of time to do something so extraordinary through your life that even the angels would stand back in wonder and long to do what you were created to do!”

See what I mean?

This got me to thinking. How can I be what God wants me to be if I do not understand the masterpiece He created me to be. Sure, I can take the lazy road and do the bare spiritual minimum. But where is the extraordinary, wholehearted commitment to God He made to me when He created me?

Sure, I can have things my way and make presumptions upon my Lord. I can eagerly rush through my devotional time reading a couple scriptures and singing my favorite praise song. I can give to the poor out of my abundance causing no sacrifice on my part. I can utter unkind words under my breath that are never be heard by man. But, then what is the point of all of this?

My Virtuous Sisters, you and I will never be satisfied with this. We certainly prefer the King of Kings over Burger King any day. We do not want things our way but God’s way. Amen.

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