I started drinking coffee because that’s what the “cool people” were doing. By “cool people”, obviously, I mean the 50 year old Mr. Maddix that worked in Western Auto.
Mr. Maddix put a little sugar in his coffee.
I put a little sugar in my coffee… the first time.
Then I realized that I didn’t really like the taste of coffee.
So I began the practice of putting enough coffee over the sugar that the cup looked like coffee, but really it was mostly sugar.
I stopped drinking coffee and started drinking sugar.
Now that tasted good!
I am a fan of progressive sanctification. The journey toward Christ that happens in small increments. I think a little faith is still good faith. Forward motion is hard enough, so if you, like me, are working your way toward Jesus like that. Keep going!
I have found lately that I am increasingly unsatisfied with the taste of my faith. Or, maybe I am just running out of patience. Yep, that’s it. I am bored with little increments. I want the taste to change completely, not just a little bit.
I read the Bible and I see a lot of characters that are so radically moved that their lives are unmistakably bold and new and redeemed. They cannot make those changes. Only God can.
They are fishermen. They meet Jesus. They are apostles!
They are shepherds. They meet God. They are prophets!
The world needs to see this radical change.
I need to see this radical change.
No more spoonfuls. I want my cup to overflow.
I don’t want to manage my sin, I want You to raze it. I want it gone. I only want You, Jesus.
Jesus, please take away the taste of me and replace it with You. Let my life be a cup that is full of You.