‘Man, do I really believe that?’
And at the end of the day you say,
‘Yep, I do. I REALLY believe God created that, the Heavens, and the earth.’
And you realize that sounds kind of weird, that sounds kind of strange. You know what? It is! You are weird! You are strange! Don’t be discouraged about it anymore. You are very, very different. And the reason I don’t want you to be discouraged about it is because what the world uses as ‘normal’ – the standard for ‘normal’ is sick and dying and broke and depressed. And if that’s what ‘normal,’ call me weird, call me strange, If that’s what’s ‘normal,’ I want to be different that than.
And he says in I Thessalonians chapter 5, verses 5-6:
You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us
not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
What’s he saying?
There’s supposed to be a difference.
‘Let us not sleep as others do.’ You know often times I think about a little child that doesn’t want to go to sleep and wants to stay awake because he/she is excited about all the things around them. I’m not telling to you to never physically go to sleep again in your life. Please don’t misunderstand me. What I’m saying is INWARDLY you should be like that little child who does not want to miss anything that God has for them. You know that child who doesn’t want to go to sleep because he thinks Mom and Dad and company are having fun… that little kid is just looking for a way to stay plugged in with them, the life of the party.
And that’s the way you have to be with the Lord. You have got to say,
‘God, I don’t want to miss a thing! I don’t want to miss what you’re doing in the earth right now.
I don’t want to miss what you want to do in my life. I don’t want to miss what you’re doing through
my church. I don’t want to miss it. I don’t want to be a sleep.’
I don’t want to walk through this life asleep to the MOVE of God in this earth. I’m awake and whatever you’ve got to do to keep yourself awake; whatever you’ve got to do to stay alert and stay active and SHARP to things of God, that’s what he’s talking about. Staying awake. Be ALWAYS watching. Always watching.
So, if this world is asleep and they’re missing ENTIRELY the move of God that’s going on around them, let’s not be that way. Let us be awake. Let us be wide-eyed. Let us be attentive and saying,
‘God, what is it you want to do? If You want to do something THROUGH me, You want to do
something IN me, I don’t want to miss it. I’m yours. I’m here. I’m awake. Talk to me.’
That’s the kind of attitude that you and I are to have.
Jeremy Pearsons, KCM