God is not confined by any of our human organizations. He goes wherever he wants. He does some amazing things in places you wouldn’t expect. The Jews made the mistake of thinking God only operated within their framework. And one time in the synagogue…Jesus blew up their box.
Why doesn’t Jesus act immediately when I want Him to do stuff? I’m freaked out! Why isn’t He? I have a crisis and I need it solved now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Certainly not next year. Now! Why does’t He understand that?
We try to get somewhere by being pulled from the outside instead of being powered from the inside. We serve God. We work for the Kingdom. We volunteer for our local church. We do stuff for Jesus. All of that is good except for one thing: much of what we do is on our own ability due to feeling obligated.
A rumor is floating around that somewhere in the midwest there’s a man who is actually living the Christian life in epic proportions. Research indicates his name is Ernie. We don’t yet know his last name. The word on the street is that he is a model Christian, the primo example.