Your Daily Dose
Theme: Your Enemy is Complacency
Scripture : Deuteronomy 6:10-15
When thou hast eaten and are full, they beware lest thou forget the Lord!
Points To Ponder
We all need something to strive for. It is in our nature to fight to get the prize. Our
nation encourages competition in the workplace and in our neighborhood.
“Keeping up with the Joneses” used to be a saying that meant we had to have
whatever the latest and greatest that our neighbors just go—had to “one up”
them. Once we get everything we thought we ever wanted, that car, that house,
that job, that ring, that “that”…we then become complacent, that sense of “just
don’t care” and that starts to eat away at other areas of our life. We don’t care
anymore about keeping up with the Joneses, but we also don’t care about
keeping up appearances or keeping up with friends or family. The complacency is
a cancer that eats away at your joy. Think about how everyone feels after
Thanksgiving Dinner! “Yuck! I can’t eat another thing—but wait, there’s dessert? I
can’t move. I can’t eat one more bite. You go on without me…I just want to take a
nap!” and that’s exactly what we do…take that nap. Sleep it off. Miss out on the
football game the cousins always have or the sing-along the family always does
or the long walk around the neighborhood that your spouse wants you to
take…nope…we’ve gotta sleep because we are so full.
That’s how it is with our relationship with Jesus sometimes. We pray and pray
and pray for something specific to happen. When our prayers are finally
answered, we are satisfied.
Sometimes….satisfaction is your enemy!
Satisfaction can lead to complacency which can lead to apathy which can lead to
Withdrawal from your relationship with Christ.
Ask yourself what you normally do when you are full…you sleep!
What if you are sleeping on your relationship with the Lord?
Don’t ever get so satisfied with the way things are that you don’t strive for a
closer walk or a better understanding or a stronger anointing.
You have to always want more…of the Lord!
When you have eaten and are full…then beware, lest you forget the Lord!
Never ever forget the Lord.
There’s a line that says…”In this life, if you meet me and forget me, you have lost
nothing. But, if you meet the Lord and lose Him? You have lost everything!”
There’s a favorite song called “I miss my time with you!”
It pictures God as sitting in an old familiar place, just waiting for us to come by
and talk, converse, share life!
Stay hungry for more time with God; stay yearning for a deeper walk with the
Let’s Pray Together
Dear Lord, I ask you to keep me hungry for you. Remind me to always seek your
face, your will and your presence in my life. Never let complacency steal my
relationship with you. I promise to always be sensitive to your Spirit so I can stay
in touch with your plan for my life…a simple plan that just has me seeking more