Today we read about the prosperity gospel and how it all plays into what we’ve been reading so far in Interrupted.
Here’s what stood out to me:
Global church leaders are dumbfounded at our excess while their people are dying and starving, especially when so many leading spiritual voices here are proclaiming the prosperity gospel… (Interrupted pg 29)
So Americans living in excess beyond imagination while the world cries out for intervention is an unbearable tension and utterly misrepresents God’s kingdom. While the richest people in the world pray to get richer, the rest of the world endures unimaginable suffering with their faces pressed to the window of our prosperity…and we carry on, oblivious. (Interrupted pg 31)
As I read, I can’t help but think, “God, what can I do about these massive problems across the world? I’m just ONE person.”
I opened up our Draw the Circle book tonight for a bit of inspiration. Here’s what I came across:
After all, prayer is the difference between the best you can do and the best God can do…If we hit our knees, the Holy Spirit will do the heavy lifting. If we hit our knees, the Holy Spirit will reveal things that can only be discovered in the presence of God. If we hit our knees, the Holy Spirit will give us God-ideas for our ministry, family, business – for our lives. (Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson pg 55)
YES! There’s no way I can do all this on my own. BUT – I can give the best I can do and mix that with the best God can do – and that’s a winning combination. The only way to get that combination: hit our knees.
Are we still there friends? Are we still hitting our knees? THAT will make all the difference.
What is God prompting you to do?
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