Thursday, August 12, 2010

Produce vs. Consume

I have a simple question for each of us to ponder, and the question is this - Are you a consumer or producer?

Simple enough, right?

At work, do you create new and original thoughts, or live off of the old, crusty ideas from others in the past? As a student, are you constantly looking to increase your knowledge, or just skating by? Is your walk with Christ refreshing and new to you each day, or has it gotten to be "the routine"? When you spend time with Him, is your focus on glorifying Him, or is it a laundry list of ways He can help you?

I recently had a conversation with one of our college graduates. This person shared with me that they are disappointed in not going back to school this fall - not because of the fun times at college and being with friends, but because they are genuinely missing the opportunity to learn new things in the classroom.

Colossians 1:10 reads this way - Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better (emphasis added).

Are you consuming God? Is He consuming you? Is your Christian life all about having an outstretched hand, asking God for your next blessing? The beauty of being overwhelmed in Him is that He through you will produce a variety of fruits. These fruits will be a blessing not just in your life, but in the lives of those around you influenced by the contagiousness of a Christ-like life. If you want to mature in your walk with Him, spend some time today getting to know God better and better.

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