We spend so much of our lives wasting time in a desperate search for meaning, for purpose, for fulfillment ~ and it’s all right there in front of us.
There is NOTHING that compares to living your life with Christ.
Everything is more real
Joys are more joyful ~ sorrows are more sorrowful ~ life is more alive. And Christ is IN each moment of joy ~ of sorrow ~ of life.
What makes us choose to ignore this? Why do we choose to life our own way? Haven’t we proven to ourselves often enough that on our own we screw everything up?
A friendship that doesn’t have God at the center is destined to fail. It cannot be its deepest and most meaningful because we are incapable of that level of connection apart from Christ. A person who is completely ~ devotedly ~ whole-heartedly committed to Christ has a hard time connecting deeply with someone who is not. What is there to talk about?
What joys can be shared? The one’s joy so far surpasses the other’s joy.
What comfort can be given in sorrow? The person who is not connected with Christ cannot receive His comfort that the other person is trying to give.
What life can be shared? Priorities are different; interests are different.
This is not to say we CAN’T or SHOULDN’T have relationship with them. It just will not be ~ cannot be ~ should not be the deep, soul-stirring, challenging, engaging relationship that would be there if both were in the same place.
I thank Jesus that He is willing ~ and able ~ to be my Best Friend.