Artificial sweeteners. Preservatives. Food additives.
I’m not going to comment on the state of food we consume today, but I find the things we tend to add to the Christian life akin to the above. Artificial.
At the source of our faith is Jesus Christ. Jesus tells us, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” In John 14:6.
How does it make sense then to pursue add-ons in our approach to living as Christians?
I’ve been guilty of saying, “If only” too often. If only I had that career, if only I had been given those talents instead, if only I had a different upbringing. If only I could just shut up.
I know I’m not alone. I hear these conversations around me. I’ve been part of them. There’s a lot of discontent out there and a lot of it is coming from those who believe Jesus lived a perfect life, died on the cross and was raised again to give us new life.
You can never have enough of the simple truth found in John 14:6. The right spouse, the right career, the right church (fill in the blank) . . . none of these can bring you the contentment found in pursuing Jesus Christ.
If you are in the state of mind where you are frustrated about not being able to figure out your next step, if you are battling with the past on how it is affecting your present, or if you are thinking something else other than Christ will satisfy the longing in your soul, think again.
Jesus IS the way, and the truth, and the life.
Let your soul be nourished by Him today.