My wife and I had a really good conversation last night about all of this. I came away with some questions, some observations, and a single piece of advice.Questions:
- What are you doing on a regular basis to pursue God?
- What does it mean to “live radically”?
- Are you living radically?
- If no, why not?
- If you don’t want more of God in your life, you clearly don’t know God. If you did, you’d want more of him in your life.
- If you don’t know God, you can’t trust God.
One More Question:
- If you don’t want God, and you don’t know God, and you don’t trust God, what is it about you that makes you a Christian?
- Faith doesn’t come by works, faith comes by faith.
- Works are not everything, but they do promote growth and progress - and progress is crucial.
- Believing that Jesus died for your sins is important, but it is about as difficult as believing what your parents tell you about your great-grandparents.
- Believing is easy. It is a one-time choice that you don’t go back on.
- Pursuit is much more difficult.
- Pursuit is active, involved, complicated, ever-changing, exciting, dangerous, risky, frustrating, challenging, and most importantly, the sole decision of the pursuer.
- You can stop or start at any time.
If you find pursuit difficult, stop doing things that don’t work.