Daily Archives: January 9, 2008

1 Timothy 4:13-16 A Little Dabble Won’t Do

Dabbling is defined as “a superficial or intermittent interest, investigation, or experiment.”
1I can enjoy dabbling in a lot of things. I like to dabble in technology. I work with it just enough to feel good at it. I dabble with woodworking. I’m learning to cut things straight. I feel good about a little something that I’ve built now and then – but if the results aren’t exactly perfect, I’m not going to lose any sleep over it. I’m willing to bet that a number of you have dabbled in certain things.But there is one thing in particular which no one can afford to dabble in. You cannot afford to dabble in your faith. A little dabbling will not do it. Jesus said in Luke 9:62 “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
We cannot start to serve God and get distracted with other things. But we do. We need to be reminded of 1 John 2:15, “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

Dabbling in our relationship with the Almighty will only leave you wanting. If upon serious reflection you can see the tendency to go light in your walk with Christ than today I want to call you to getting serious about your faith.

Now to a certain extent you may already be taking your walk with Christ seriously. But if we are truly following Christ there really is no point short of perfect Christlikeness at which we can say, “it is enough. I am full of God enough to satisfy me so I do not need to walk with him any more than I do.” there is always something in our lives which must be surrendered.