Making Do

You’re probably familiar with the Geico Insurance commercials and their mascot, the little green Gecko. Here’s the story behind the story: The company began using the Gecko during an actor’s strike.

His name is Martin, and his slogan is:
“Fifteen minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.”

Martin has become extremely popular during the past few years,
and people readily relate the mascot directly to the insurance.

Kudos to Geico Insurance for “making do” in a tough situation when
actors were unavailable.

While this worked well for Geico, it wouldn’t work well spiritually, would it?

God doesn’t want us to “make do” in our relationship with Him.
He wants the best from us.
And that means total commitment.
Absolute LORDSHIP.
Complete surrender.

Here’s how the apostle Paul puts it:

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” (Galatians 2:20 ESV)

And Paul puts it another way in Galatians. Read this carefully.
It’s so rich!

“Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house.
Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense.

And sing, sing your hearts out to God!
Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—
be done in the name of the Master, Jesus,

thanking God the Father every step of the way.”
(Colossians 3:17 Message)

That’s 100 percent, isn’t it?

And the psalmist wasn’t talking about “making do” when he wrote the following:

“With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your
commandments!” (Psalm 119:10)

May I challenge you to make this your prayer?

“Father, am I merely “making do” in my relationship with You?
Please point out any area in my life that’s not
surrendered to You.”

I love you!
Pastor Susie

PS: I’ll see you Sunday morning as we talk about the spiritual
parallels seen in Iron Man.