Imagine someone gives you a new car. The person paid a hefty price for this car, and you seriously don’t deserve it. What use is this new car (and the financial sacrifice made by your generous friend) if you don’t ever drive it?
I had a picture yesterday of a guy with his head underneath a car, trying to figure out how it works. He spent so much time underneath the car that he never got to experience the thrill of driving it. I feel as if sometimes we spend so much time trying to figure out our big theological questions that we miss out on the joy of being in a relationship with almighty God. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being curious of how a car works, or trying to wrap your head around something like predestination, but lets not make it the main thing.
This is what we need to focus on: for some reason, despite our sin, despite our brokenness, despite our dirtiness, the creator of the heavens and the earth, the Holiest of Holies, wants to be your best friend. I’ve been a Christian for eleven years, and I still can’t get my head around that.
Magnus Persson, the senior Pastor of United Global says, “God’s glory and our greatest happiness are not in conflict, in fact it is the opposite. God’s glory is the only true source for our sweetest satisfaction, our deepest joy and highest happiness. God is good and wants the absolute best for us, and the ultimate best he can give us is his own glory. Nothing can satisfy us more.”
Christianity is not a walk in the park, sometimes it can get really hard. But I can promise you one thing; he is worth it.