WE CAN’T BEGIN to put a monetary value on a relationship with the living God. Our job is to deliver the news of that relationship to others. Yet, more often than not, we fail to deliver the news with any real enthusiasm, and people decline the inheritance as if they’re merely passing up another magazine subscription or a life insurance sales pitch.
I’ve been wearing out one particular theme recently; it’s foundational to everything I share. But the idea bears repeating because the implications are so powerful and far-reaching: “We need to live as if we mean it! Why? Because God most certainly does.”
Reaching Toward Easter: Devotions for Lent
From page 51 of Reaching Toward Easter: Devotions for Lent by Derek Maul. Copyright © 2011 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
What changes in your life might help you show more enthusiasm about your relationship with God? Share your thoughts.
“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.”
—John 15:26-27, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Spirit of the Living God, fall fresh on me.
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