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Jesus is NOT a Booty Call

posted Sep 29, 2011, 9:14 AM by Carlos García   [ updated Nov 7, 2011, 9:07 AM ]
Reposed from 2010-01-10

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they have to make a choice. The choice is if you will pursue Christ or the world for the remainder of your days. You can only for so long remain on the fence. After that time of grace, Christ pulls back and wants something more from you.

 

The verse I can cite is in Matthew 6.

 

Matthew 6:33

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 

Think about this for a moment. You have a friend that only comes around when they want money or favors from you. Once they have it, they disappear (like ninja). They take and they take from the relationship, but never give back. In fact, the only reason they keep you on their phone list is because you’re dependable and will give them what they need when they need it.

 

In the secular world, that’s a booty call. I want sex (or to feel good) now, so I call up someone who’s willing to put out when I want them to. No commitment, no strings, just sex.  Booty calls are way cheaper than getting a whore. Point in fact, the person you’re using has been so devalued that they see sex as a momentary act of pleasure and themselves as not worthy of pursuit.  It’s a come and go relationship.

 

So, why do so many use Jesus as their booty call?

 

They seek Christ as they would a whore. They reduce the Holiest of Holies down to something that everyone looks down upon. Christ becomes less important. They no longer seek His kingdom nor relationship, but the things that he can add unto them.  It saddens my heart to think about this. I used to do this. It was, God, please may I have favor in this area. Please help me with this. Please help with that. I need… I want… I desire…. but in all of this, I didn’t desire Him.

 

The most satisfying relationships I have are the ones that I pour into, not the ones I receive from. With God, I’ve been working to pursue Him more and more. This has been a blessing on my life, not because of the requirements, but because of Him. He is my prize. I had much, and then lost it all. I was in dire times. God pulled me out. He has reestablished me. But the process wasn’t through asking. It was through relationship. This relationship began on June 22, 2006 and has built stronger over time. I have not lacked. He speaks to me more clearly now. I enjoy this because God is true to His word.

 

I know this life is for all who are willing to pursue God. But to those who have known God and use Him as a simple genie in a bottle that they can just rub and get wishes, the day will come when God lets your choices collapse on you.  It happened to me, and I know it happens when grace is lifted. If you’re reading this, take some time to think about your relationship with God. Do you only go when you need something? Or do you delight in His presence, not with hope of receiving but because He is there? 


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