For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” – 2 Timothy 4:3-4
I was going down the road the other day when I saw an interesting message on a church sign. It said, “Free fill ups each Sunday.” I thought that was clever as I began to think about the comparison between the gas I put in my car and church. Why do I fill up where I do? Most people go to a specific gas station because they like the service, the brand, or the prices, but what makes me choose where to go? Is it because it’s convenient? Or cheap? What kind of gas do I put in my car? Is it the best kind? Am I willing to pay more for better fuel?
I might not think about it much for my car, but I know I don’t want anything but the highest quality fuel when it comes to the Word. Being at Gateway has taught me to think about what I’m fueling up on and what I’m handing out. I know how important the TRUTH is, even if it sometimes hurts. I know that I can’t be self-centered if we are going to see people’s lives changed and our community transformed. I know that being Kingdom-minded is more important than convenience, and I know that other people are watching me to see how this spiritual fuel works in my life. Think about those things the next time you go for a fill-up!
~by Ronda Sullivan