stop doing things that don't work

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:

  1. What are you doing on a regular basis to pursue God?
  2. What does it mean to “live radically”?
  3. Are you living radically?
  4. If no, why not?

Observations:

  1. 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.
  2. If you don’t know God, you can’t trust God.

One More Question:

  1. 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?

Further Thoughts:

  1. Faith doesn’t come by works, faith comes by faith.
  2. Works are not everything, but they do promote growth and progress - and progress is crucial.
  3. 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.
  4. Believing is easy. It is a one-time choice that you don’t go back on.
  5. Pursuit is much more difficult.
  6. Pursuit is active, involved, complicated, ever-changing, exciting, dangerous, risky, frustrating, challenging, and most importantly, the sole decision of the pursuer.
  7. You can stop or start at any time.

If you find pursuit difficult, stop doing things that don’t work.