When your future is secure, when your obedience is rewarded, and when even your pain is useful to God’s plans for the redemption of the world, you know what that makes you? Content.
The question is, why do we delay in prayer? What part of our life has been given over in unbelief? Where have we grown cold where the warm faith in Christ was once felt?
After you take the time to truly understand another person, when you are intentional about listening with the goal of understanding them, you find they become more human. They’re not a moral monster, a corrupt foe, or some deluded idiot. They are a human being that bears the image of your Creator, just as you do. They have hopes, dreams, and desires, just as you do. And they are pursuing Joy the best way they know how, just as you are.
Pumpkin Spice Latte or not, all new things are only worth enjoying if they channel our love towards Love itself, not the byproduct.
So a little over a year ago I was able to share the Gospel at my grandmother’s funeral. This video is only about 10 minutes long, but it contains the most precious truth that I know. It’s funny how the most valuable treasure that I have is something that becomes even more precious to me the more that it’s given away.