“The Christian life is a great paradox. Those who die to self, find self. Those who die to their cravings will receive many times as much in this age, and, in the age to come, eternal life (Luke 18:29). They will find new passions worth living for and dying for. If I crave happiness, I will receive misery. If I crave to be loved, I will receive rejection. If I crave significance, I will receive futility. If I crave control, I will receive chaos. If I crave reputation, I will receive humiliation. But if I long for God and His wisdom and mercy, I will receive God and wisdom and mercy. Along the way, sooner or later, I will also receive happiness, love, meaning, order, and glory.” (David Powlison)
It is easy to get distracted from God, and to desire many of these other things listed above. But this author reminds us that there is nothing in this world that is worth craving above all else, except for our Creator, God Himself. Perhaps you don’t feel a desire for God right now. Perhaps you are craving something else. If that’s you, can I challenge you to do something? I want to challenge you to come to RCF Prayer breakfast and Coffee & Scripture this week. During each of these times, we will be seeking to know God better, and we want you to know Him too. Jesus tells us that if we genuinely seek Him, we will find Him (Matthew 7:7).