Fed Up With The 'Fluff'
2 Timothy 4 You're going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They'll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you—keep your eye on what you're doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God's servant.
You know my children love 'Fluff'. That's marshmallow fluff. (As oppose to the stuff found in my belly button) Both, however, lack the nutrition factor.
But if given the chance, my children would eat fluff, sweets, chocolates, crisps, and McDonalds rather than real wholesome food. That's why as parents we don't let them eat what they want all the time.
Today we live in Church world of 'Fluff.' Junk-food, sugar coated, motivational messages without substance. Without power to change you; that give you empty calories, a sugar-rush but can't sustain you or grow you. And people absolutely love it that way.
Meanwhile the Word of God is challenging. It cuts, it convicts, it devides. It's controversial, it's challenging, it's like a hammer, and it's at times absolutely offensive.
Jesus talked about repentance, denying self, taking up the cross, the cost of following Him, persecution, obedience sacrifice, fear of God, and Hell.
So why don't we hear these subjects today in church? (Lol I'm just asking)
And why don't we hear about the Blood of Jesus anymore ?
(and why are you getting upset with me in this post?)
If you do hear the above in your church, then Praise God. There are many hard-core bible preaching, Full-Gospel churches and you are so blessed to be in one.
If you don't then my question is...
aren't you fed up with the Fluff?
Father, thank You, that Jesus You loved me so much that You spoke the truth. The Radical truth. Help me never to water it down. To become so 'relevant', that the message becomes 'irrelevant' in its delivery of power.
I want to speak the truth in love. Help me to remove the Fluff. I want to see the power of the Gospel to change lives, not tickle ears in Jesus' Name, Amen.