Saturday, September 05, 2009
The quote on the front page of SP this morning is, "When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live" (Greg Anderson).
I don't know. I think we need something more than these to find true life.
"When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, 'Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed'" (John 17:1-5).
When we humble ourselves before God and live life on his terms, then we truly live. For as the Bible says in Psalm 16:11, "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." The problem with us is that we're in rebellion against God. If we would only lay our weapons down and surrender we would find true life.