It was a quote that changed my view at the time on relationships. I boxed the power of the thought into that narrow category and committed the quote to memory.
Fast forward to tonight. In between several work calls on my drive home, I had the opportunity to catch up on a sermon I had missed at Trinity Baptist Church two weeks ago.
The topic … indifference!
The pastor used the same quote near the start of his sermon. And curiosity inspired me to pay more attention than I might otherwise have while driving.
I’m glad I did because I left with an entirely different appreciation for a lifelong favorite quote … and a message I really needed to hear.
Some of the highlights I noted:
- God Breaks Patterns
“There are moments in life when our life gets interrupted and it’s God breaking our pattern for our good.”
This also reminded me of my other favorite quote, “Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” I’ve had people this year without a doubt put into my path to interrupt my pattern … and while there’s been pain, trials, and tribulations with the interruptions, I have grown because of them.
- Indifference lacks spiritual interest.
Are we not concerned about those things that pop up in life that are questionable of reflecting the nature and character of Jesus in our life. Indifference is consumed by woeful interests. Are we more consumed by the fun in life than the experience of serving God.
- Indifference is the greatest pandemic.
We need God to break our pattern of lukewarm living … our pattern of paralysis. Because indifference will become detrimental to relationships, to marriages, to raising Godly children… indifference is truly the greatest pandemic we are facing.
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