Lip Service Theology

If we say we believe God is sovereign, but spend our days wringing our hands and fretting, we're just doing lip-service to theology.

If we say we believe God is love, but spend our days berating ourselves and others, we're just doing lip-service to theology.

If we say we believe God is faithful, but try to control outcomes and people, we're just doing lip-service to theology.

If we say we believe God is generous, but worry about being cared for and financial stability, we're just doing lip-service to theology.

If we say we believe God is just, but manipulate situations to get justice ourselves, we're just doing lip-service to theology.

If we say we believe God is good, but treat every day as if we're waiting for something better, we're just doing lip-service to theology.

If we say we believe God is wise, but ignore the wisdom He gave us in His word, we're just doing lip-service to theology. 

If we say we believe God is holy, but try to step as close to the lines of sin without sinning as possible, we're just doing lip-service to theology.

If we say we believe God is a comforter, but run around trying to clean up messes and keep a shred of peace, we're just doing lip-service to theology.

If we say we believe God is full of grace, but demand more of ourselves and others than God would, we're just doing lip-service to theology.

When I fret about life, time, finances, relationships, I'm tempted to control them for my preferred outcome. When I rest in the giver of good and perfect gifts, I see every allowance as unmerited favor and can walk in the confidence as one who is held by the God of the universe—the perfection of every attribute.