It is said that Charles Kettering did not like to crank his car to make it start, so he invented the electric starter. Henry Ford invented the assembly-line technique, and made it possible to mass-produce automobiles. Because he didn’t like having to dip his pen into the inkwell, Lewis Waterman invented a way to put the ink inside the pen. George Westinghouse devised a way to stop a train, and because Elisha Otis invented the elevator, he indirectly made it possible to build taller buildings.
Come to think of it, we could point to almost any invention and realize that the computer, the CD, steel-belted radials, cell phones--even such things as the hog dog bun, insulin, and enteric-coated medication -- are the direct result of someone deciding there must be a better way.
Those of us who yearn for a closer walk with Christ probably already know what needs to be done. We already realize that things could be better than they are. Perhaps it would be a good idea to start by becoming dissatisfied with the way things are--enough to do something about it.
What changes do you need to make today to get closer to Christ? Things to eliminate from your life? Habits to begin? What changes does our church need to make to be a better representation of a New Testament church? Let’s get started!
–Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com