Everyone Preaches (January 7th)

Every one of us is a preacher. We are always preaching some kind of gospel to ourselves. Every one of us is a theologian. We are always repeating some kind of belief system to ourselves. Every one of us is a philosopher.

We are always discussing meaning and purpose with ourselves. Every one of us is an archaeologist. We are always digging through the mound of experiences that is our life, making sense of where we have been, what we have done, what you have done, and who we’ve been with.

We are always doing this
because we are all image bearers. We are created to think, interpret, feel, know, desire, understand, and worship. In our seeking to know we are searching for you. Every one of us is a worshiper because every one of us is made for you. Every one of us is searching for what can only be found in you. So, every one of us needs your grace. For there is no life, there is no hope, there is no knowing, that does not begin with knowing you.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
(Matt. 6:33)

What are you searching for?

Have you ever thought of yourself as a preacher, theologian, philosopher, or archaeologist? How might these labels point you to your most important role as a worshiper of God?

For further study and encouragement, read Matthew 7:7–11.

Tripp, Paul David (2106-02-07T00:28:15). My Heart Cries Out (Kindle Locations 445-448). Crossway. Kindle Edition.