Here’s the simple truth. I want to know Jesus. This world is not my home and when I finally meet him face-to-face, I don’t want to see a question in his eyes.
My eternal condition is solid. God’s perfect Son, Jesus, sacrificed himself…to forgive every sin of those who declare with their mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in their heart that God raised him from the dead. (Romans 10:9) I believe this. I confess it. And I will spend eternity in Heaven with him.
My earthly condition, on the other hand…ahem.
Every day I’m tempted. Every day there are things, people, and ideas that take my focus off of God’s Truth. Every day I fail somebody or something in some way. Every day I’m assaulted with political nonsense, images of terror, and talk of hate for all sorts of reasons and toward all sorts of people. It’s exhausting and frightening and stressful. And the more I focus on the things of this world, the harder it is to find peace and joy.
Which brings me to the crave.
God says we should crave pure spiritual milk, so we’ll grow up in our salvation.
I don’t know the number of my days. It could all end tomorrow or forty years from now. I don’t know. But I do know this. There are more days behind me than in front, and it’s time to grow up. I want to live this temporary life – this ‘dot’ on my eternal timeline – with all the faith of Moses, the wisdom of Solomon, the grace of Ruth, and the passion of Paul.
His Word is the only thing available to us that is living and breathing, cutting straight to the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) There are many good resources today, but the Bible is the only written source of real change. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
I’m not a pastor or theologian. I don’t have a degree in Biblical studies. I just love Jesus and crave a life that pleases him. That’s the whole of my credentials. If you can relate (or even if you can’t), I’d love to have you join me.
Though new posts will come throughout the week, I recommend beginning at the beginning, with Genesis One, and working your way through chronologically…at your own pace.
Welcome to the crave! I’m so glad you’re here.
Scripture links lead to BibleGateway.com and the current New International Version. However, I appreciate some of the more traditional language used in the 1984 NIV and will refer to that from time to time. Of course, if you prefer another version, it’s quite easy to select it once you arrive at the BibleGateway link. Bottom line…it’s God’s Word, living and breathing, regardless of version.