Friday, May 1, 2015

Just a Reminder: Life Was Made for Our Good Pleasure



“Christianity is not all crucifixes, fasts, and vigils. Out at sea, in His sea, it is pleasure upon pleasure,” C.S. Lewis

Are you enjoying life today? This day. Not when you take your vacation, but this day. Have you relaxed with your loved ones, given your burdens to Christ, soaked in nature’s beauty, watched a good film, or eaten a delicious meal? 

When I watch the zeal and pleasure my children have for life, I am reminded; that's what God wants for all his children. Grown-ups too. Often times, we are so preoccupied with to-do lists, schedules, goals, bills, and work we forget that God created life for our pleasure. 

  


To work too hard in ministry – a great goal can become an overwhelming temptation. We add more outreach, small groups, lunches, meetings, fundraisers, and we miss out on the beauty, goodness, and pure pleasure of living. 

Often times our fears, hurts, and sins cloud our vision and we no longer sense God’s goodness.
When I read the New Testament I am confounded with how peaceful Jesus is. How present he is in each moment. How joyful. He loves just to be and be with his people. He seems to enjoy the beauty and pleasure of his creation. 

The Christian life is not all denial and sacrifice; it can be great pleasure and real fun. Saint Irenaeus wrote, “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” So, let’s start to truly live. Today.

Enjoy your weekend! 

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