Monday, August 6, 2012

God Gave More Than A Good Enough Effort

"God Gave More Than A Good Enough Effort"
By Zach Wood
Philippians 2:1-11

What if God had a “good enough” attitude?  Almost all of us use what if statements.  We say “What if?” a lot, do we not?  What if this happens?  What if that happens?  What if, what if, what if?  We find ourselves sometimes buried underneath these statements.   
Could you imagine how it would be if God would have used this phrase in His effort to come to this earth to save us?  What if God would have looked down on us and said to Jesus, “Go to earth, meet some people, but don’t spend too much time trying to get them to understand who I am.  If they listen, ok.  If they don’t, don’t worry about it and don’t put too much effort into trying to reach them.  It’s good enough if you just show them some of My Love.  Don’t do anymore than you have to for them.”

If that would have been what happened with Jesus coming to this earth, I cannot imagine what life would be like right now.  We would have no hope.

The wonderful news here is that God did not have a “good enough” attitude.  He had so much more of a love for us that far surpasses that!  Sending Jesus Christ to this earth to build relationships with people was not all He did.  He went to the Cross of Calvary and proved His love for us!  He hung on that Cross and died an agonizing death to show His love.  There is absolutely no love greater than that! 
How in the world can we read this powerful passage about Christ’s humility and continue to live with a “good enough” attitude?  It breaks my heart to know that I have fallen to live a mediocre life at times with my attitude.  Just doing things good enough to just live.  Just doing enough to get through my day just to do the things I want to do.  Spending a little time with my wife and kids so that I can write on my punchcard that I’ve done my time for the day with them.

I am so thankul God gave more than a "good enough" effort.  He gave His all!

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