Fireworks Not Necessary

3 Jul

“I didn’t have a fireworks moment for my salvation. I had a falling in love with Jesus in Sunday school when I was a very young child.” ~ Beth Moore

We have been hearing fireworks for the past couple of days and we can be guaranteed that we will be hearing them the next few as well.  The people in our country always go a little crazy around the Fourth of July.  Young or old, rich or poor, it seems that everyone enjoys a good fireworks show.  There certainly is nothing wrong with that.

However, fireworks every day?  That would be a different story entirely.

As much as I love going to Walt Disney World and enjoy their fireworks shows, I think that if I lived down there, they would lose their attraction after a few months.  Fireworks are nice once in a while.  But, you know what they say:  too much of a good thing is still too much.

There are times that people look for “fireworks” in their faith lives.  They want the big flash.  They want the loud bang.  They want the spectacular glory of God to be seen.  That is not how it works, however.

We find God in all the small, mundane moments of our lives.  If we look for God in the flash bang times, we will miss the fact that He is around us at all times.

If we have a flash bang moment of faith, wow, that is absolutely wonderful and we should enjoy it while it lasts.  At the same time, we should not search for those moments but rather ask God to show us all the moments that He is present to us.

FAITH ACTION:  Do not look for the Lord only in the exceptional.  Look for Him in every moment of your day — because He is already there.