Do you want to feel really alive?
Doesn’t it seem like that is the obsession of so much of the world we live in. Do you ever feel like your hopes — that are less than Christ — continue to be pulled out from under you; making you wonder how many more times you can take falling on your rear for the sake of having your hope built on nothing less Christ Himself? Is identifying with the cross really worth all this?
Yet, we must ask ourselves does God truly insist on the loss of all we ultimately hold dear? Or does He want to impress us more practically with the infinite-ness of His grace apart from what does not last.
He would want us to recognize and stand on this truth: there is a difference between apparent worth — in the things of this world — and absolute worth — what cannot be diminished by the implications of any lesser thing. To truly have life we must live the difference, appreciating the difference, not merely consenting to it with words of empty pretense. For how can we live for the gospel — whose Spirit has no witness with lies, falsehood, and unbelief — if we will continue to romance these things in our hearts?