You faithfully attend worship on Sunday morning. You volunteer to serve in the church and participate in mission events outside the church. You are committed to tithing 10% of what God blesses you with and oftentimes give more. You never miss your daily devotion. You serve as a Bible study leader and serve as a member of a church board. When it comes to doing the things you are supposed to be doing, you are doing it. Yet, you can’t help but feel that something is missing. You are not seeing the fruit you would expect. You are not experiencing the joy or feeling fulfilled in all you are doing.
Jesus commends the church at Ephesus in Revelation 2 for all they were doing. He basically says, “bless you for all your hard work. I know it is hard to keep at it when you are not experiencing the joy and the fulfillment you think you should be experiencing. But keep faithfully serving! Believe me. You will receive your reward.”
We know this to be true and yet part of us still thinks there must be more. We wonder why we are experiencing such emptiness when we are doing what he has told us to do.
If this is the case, you are not alone. It is easy to give up. We look for that next program, project, or preacher to help find what is missing. And when that doesn’t work, we move on to the next thing. And when that doesn’t work, we move on to the next thing after that.
Jesus has an important message he wants you to hear in Revelation 2. It is a message you need to hear! He wants to show you what is really missing. But I will warn you that it may turn your whole world upside-down. It may mean giving up everything you have been looking for and discover a whole new mission. I will warn you that it may mean giving up you search for joy and fulfillment, but it will be replaced with a greater and higher calling.
Come discover what Jesus is saying! Join us this Sunday for worship at 8:30 and 10am when we will hear Jesus’ revelation to his church.