Drive-thru Faith?

It’s all about speed–nobody has time for patience! (Forget the fact that patience is a fruit of the spirit. Galatians 5:22-23). Getter done…fast and move on to the next thing.IMG_7302a

Drive-thru–food, banking, prescriptions, and dare I say…drive-thru lives. Everyone’s in a frenzy of business–hurrying from one thing to the next–no time for the present.

No time for relationships Why pick up the phone and have a meaningful conversation–true fellowship–when a text message will suffice? Does this undermine God or His plans? We were created to be in community. The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Genesis 2:18). (Oh, by the way, Jesus never had a cell phone.)

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day near. (Hebrews 10:24-25).

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2). 

More importantly, do we have time for God?

Drive-thru faith will never be enough for God! “You shall have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:3). When busyness, hurrying, and overcommitment consume more of our time than God what is this saying?

Can we slip into church once a week, soak up a sermon, and slip back out…and all is good?

Communion is a joint participation with another. Communion with God is a glorious fellowship between us and God that fulfills every purpose of our existence.

In his essay Understanding Scripture, John Piper explains communion this way:

Communion refers to God’s communication and presentation of himself to us, together with our proper response to him with joy. We say “with joy” because it would not be communion if God revealed himself in total wrath and we were simply terrified. That would be true revelation and a proper response, but it would not be communion.

Communion assumes that God comes to us in love and that we respond joyfully to the beauty of his perfections and the offer of his fellowship. He may sometimes come with a rod of discipline. But even in our tears, we can rejoice in the Father’s loving discipline (Hebrews 12:6–11). Communion with God may lay us in ashes or make us leap. But it never destroys our joy. It is our joy (Psalm 43:3). (46)

Communion with God is meant to be a normal and natural response between man and God–a continuous relationship between Father and child. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;  for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Speed has a place in Nascar.  However, drive-thru faith will never be God’s design.

Blessings, Kasey

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Drive-thru Faith?

  1. Hopping over from the Thrive @ Home Thursday blog-hop. GREAT post!! I am so guilty of this sometimes. Life gets crazy and I forget to stop and make it slow down!! Thanks for the great reminder and Word. Blessings ~ Annette

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  2. Wonderful post. I am so glad our God is not a drive through God. Grateful He calls us to come & sit a spell with Him. I visited this morning from Everyday Jesus & am grateful to have read your words today. Blessings to you!

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    • SweetJoanne, Yes…I too am grateful our God is not a drive-thru God. Most likely he would have given up on me, if that were the case. Bask in the slow–in our Father’s presence. Grace and peace to you, Kasey

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  3. Whoot, preach it sister Kasey! I have written on this topic more than once and continually revisit it in my brain/heart. I have been on a mission the last couple of years to “ruthlessly eliminate hurry” in order to see God at work around me.

    Thanks a million for sharing this truth over at #EverydayJesus. Have a stellar weekend, girl! 🙂

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    • Sharita, Ah, I am so glad to hear you have been eliminating hurry in your life–God can been seen more easily, clearly in the slow. I think Satan’s on a mission to keep us so busy we don’t have time for God or if we do it’s in a rushed, hurriedness that can never be how God desires our time together. Blessings and grace, dear friend. Have a great weekend, Kasey

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    • Constance Ann, You have a beautiful name. I’m glad you stopped by and shared your thoughts. Blessings to you and your prayer group. When we slow God’s presence becomes oh, so clear! Grace and peace, Kasey

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    • Sweet Merlinda, Sometimes God wants us to slow…it can seam difficult to believe when we live in a go, go,go world but it’s true. I was in a busy frenzy two years ago and the Lord told me to slow…it was such a blessing to slow and see God. We begin to really see God when we slow, rest…rest is not a reward! So glad you stopped by. I pray your spirits will begin to rise. God’s love to you, sweet sister in Christ, Kasey

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  4. Hey there! We are neighbors today over at Holly’s place! I am in a season right now where God is holding me tight and asking me to do – well, nothing. Just to sit… and be still… and lean in to the silence a bit… to rest and relax and oh my goodness how it is refilling the dry places I didn’t even notice were empty! Amen to this post! So glad I stopped by!

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    • Karrilleea, My pastor preached last Sunday about giving God our excellence and sometimes that means doing less. I went through a difficult period two years ago where God told me to be still, rest–what a blessing. In the still we begin to see God more clearly. So glad you stopped by. Blessings and grace my neighbor, Kasey

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  5. It is so true that we don’t have time for the phone but would rather message someone since it take less time. I used to have to be on the phone and sometimes longer than I wanted. These days we take care of things by email, texting, messaging, or whatever other form of social media. It is easy to be in such a rush to get to the computer that we spend little to no time with God.

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    • Judith, I believe social media can and is used for good–letting the world know about those around the world in need, spreading God’s word, and connecting with new friends, however it saddens me to think how easily we can type a few words and hit send thus replacing human interaction with technology. Hand-written letters are almost a thing of the past–it would truly be a shame if old fashioned, face to face, personal interaction also became extinct. Blessings and grace, Kasey

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  6. You are so right, Kasey. It’s amazing how hurried we are in today’s world, rushing from one thing to the next. It totally robs us of joy, rest, peace, etc. I could go on and on…mostly preaching to myself!! 🙂 Thanks for linking up this week!

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    • Holly, Although, we’ve never met I’m being to feel like we know one another through our comments. Thanks for your encouraging words. May rest, peace, and joy find you this week. Blessings to you, Kasey

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