I was at a men’s breakfast on Saturday morning at our church. We are going through a video series entitled Kingdom Men. Tony Evans is the speaker and I was thinking about several of the points that he was making. The idea behind the series is to be a Christian man worthy of our calling.
Tony starts off by telling us that when we are driving our car, at some point you will get your tires replaced. The technician will come in and tell you about the wear that is occurring and that you can get new tires, but what you really need is an alignment. We keep getting in the car trying to get from point A to point B, but if we are out of alignment then there is going to be friction and it is going to wear you out.
The question becomes, how do we get that proper alignment with God. The first thing is to have a fear of the Lord. Tony says, that is when we take what God has to say seriously. Others in our session offered that is being in awe of the Lord. This would be an awe that demands our attention.
Taking God seriously is not a word, but an action. It is making ourselves available to allow God to use us at anytime and anywhere. Tony explained that a pig and chicken were walking down the road and saw the farm store had a sign posted that said they needed eggs and bacon. The chicken told the pig that you should provide the bacon. The pig suggested that the chicken offer the eggs. The pig made the distinction the chicken could offer the eggs, but for the pig to offer the bacon required a different level of commitment. In this scenario, the pig would have to be all in and full committed.
God wants us to be all in. If so, then we can literally change the world by changing ourselves. If we are not committed, not take God seriously then we will be out of alignment. If we are out of alignment we will create friction and wear. As leaders of our home, we will lead to friction with our wives and kids. We will then take that will create a messed up household. The messed up household will have an impact on the local church leading to a messed up church. The messed up church will have an impact on the community and this will lead to a messed up community. The community belongs to the city and the messed up house hold, leading to a messed up church, leading to a messed up community will have an impact on the city leading to a messed up city. The messed up household, causing the messed up church, causing the messed up community causing the messed up city will have an impact on the county leading to a messed up county. The county is part of the state and the messed up household, leading to the messed up church, leading to the messed up community, leading to the messed up city, leading to the messed up county, which will lead to a messed up state. the state is part of the country. The messed up household, causing the messed up church, causing the messed up community, causing the messed up city, causing the messed up county, causing the messed up state, causing a messed up country. The country is part of the world and your messed up household that is causing a messed up church, causing a messed up community, causing a messed up city, causing a messed up county, causing a messed up state, causing a messed up country, will cause a messed up world.
So if we want a better world than we need a Kingdom Man to fear God and align with his will that will lead to a righteous household, leading to a holy church, leading to a healthy community, leading to a healthy city, leading to a healthy county, leading to a healthy state, leading to a Godly Country, leading to a better world. It all starts with a committed man of god, who takes him seriously.