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January 23, 2012
Live Like You Mean It
“The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever!”
One of the most destructive attitudes in a person’s life is to demand, “I deserve better.” Psychologist and writer Larry Crabb observed that many Christians see themselves as the center of the universe and to them, God exists only to make them happy and comfortable. Crabb said that we treat God like a “specially attentive waiter” giving Him our orders and tipping Him when He performs well, but complaining when we don’t get exactly what we expected.*
A far more accurate perspective is that we are “poor, blind and naked” (Revelation 3:17) before the majesty and holiness of Almighty God. Everything we are and everything we have are gifts from Him. If we grasp that fact, we, the poor, will be far more satisfied with the gifts and opportunities God gives us – instead of demanding our way and complaining when we don’t get it.
With humility, we pursue God and delight to know Him. We increasingly realize that He is our most valuable treasure, and our hearts sing with gratitude. We are amazed that the Creator of the universe would love us and involved us in the greatest adventure people have ever known. That’s when our hearts “live forever”!
How does seeing God as a “specially attentive waiter” ruin our relationship with Him?
Take a minute to reflect on God’s greatness and grace, His love, and the privilege of being His partner in changing people’s lives.
“Do you want to enter what people call “the high life”? Then go a step lower down.” – Andrew Murray