Thursday, February 11, 2010


The Idea of Discontent that I shared at our last rally and at Rio Grande University in OH seems to be creating a buzz.....
In not too many ways...
The Idea of discontent is very similar to the idea of 'hunger'
If you are 'hungry' for something- you will do something to satisfy that hunger- whether its spiritual hunger or physical...
In the physical context you might go grab a cookie...
In the spiritual context it might move you to start reading your bible or to seek a spiritual mentor

I've attached some notes on the topic from the recent rally and Rio Grande talk
Hope it continues to stir up good movement and progress in maturing in you walk with Christ.

Notes from Last months Rally and Rio Grande Talk concerning the idea of Discontent

Discontent- longing for something more or better than the present
1. Paul talks about being content in all situations in Philippians- not the same idea- we are combating the attitude of complacency
2. If you are satisfied with how things are- satisfied with how the world is, satisfied with how you life is, satisfied with what your current walk with God looks like- then you won’t do anything
3. But if you are DIS-satisfied with how things are- you will do something about it- you will do something to change how things currently are…
4. If you are discontent with your walk with God or lack of- you will seek out God- whether its going back to church for the first time in a long time, whether its committing to reading the bible everyday, whether its seeking someone to help you- you will do what it takes if you are uncomfortable enough- if you are dissatisfied enough
5. Matt 4:19-20 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
a. Why are these men so willing to give up their jobs to follow Jesus?
b. 21st century- fishing is a pastime- not so back then
c. They are looking for something more…..
6. Unless you arrive at the point where you are dissatisfied with how things are right now in your own walk with God- you won’t respond to bring about change- and you will continue living out a mundane life…
7. Something to consider…..
a. Praying that God would make you and I dissatisfied with how our current walk with God looks like- so that it would spur on change and growth
b. Praying that God would make our friends and family dissatisfied with their current walk with God or lack thereof- so that it would spur on change and growth

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