Worldliness Part 20 – Prayer? Worship? Fellowship? Let me see if I can pencil it in.


Walk in Wisdom – Gleanings from Scripture
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From: Psalm 106 – Worldliness Part 20

Virtually everyone I know has a Day-Timer, a Franklin Planner, PDA, date book
or some other way of keeping track of appointments, special dates and all sorts
of other information. In the final analysis, such tools serve to help identify our
agendas. We enter the demands upon our time and attention, we assign some
priority to each, and Bingo! We have set our agenda; what one dictionary
defines as “A list or program of things to be done or considered.” Some, no
doubt, feel they are in fact slaves to or victims of these agendas. Its like they
have a life of their own, and we just carry it out. But it isn’t so. In fact, these are
the very things WE set in place. Each of us determines for ourselves what takes
priority over what. The problem comes however, when we go about our
agendas, without considering God’s. He DOES have one. God IS about an actual
plan, unfolding in all the universe. And a question which the Worldly never ask
is: How does MY agenda fit into God’s? Do we even know His agenda, let alone
how we are to adjust ours to accommodate – more – ACCOMPLISH His? This
question rests behind the observation of Ps. 106.39: “Thus they became unclean
by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds.” They became unclean not by
doing God’s acts, but by doing “their” own. They played the whore, not simply in
that they consorted with idols when they belonged to God, but in that they took
liberties with their time and acts, which in fact belonged to God. Christians are
not our own (1 Cor. 6.19), we were bought with a price (20). Our time is not our
own. Our bodies are not our own. Our thoughts, labors, gifts, being – are not our
own. We belong to the Master. And all we have and are is to be offered up to
Him, in the accomplishing of His agenda both in us, and through us. Worldliness
vests massive power in the sovereignty of the individual. Spirituality, Biblical
spirituality vests all rights in God the Father, and sees our chief right from Him,
in the right to serve Him. He never leads us into defiling acts. Those are always
our acts. Worldliness sets is own agenda. The Child of God seeks to know and
understand God’s in every aspect, and to set ours by virtue of His. Do you know
what God is about?

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