Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Faith

Reading Ann Voskamp's blog this morning, I was stopped dead in my tracks by this quote.

Belief is not merely an agreement with facts in the head, it is also an appetite for God in the heart, which fastens on Jesus for satisfaction. ...

Therefore eternal life is not given to people who merely think that Jesus is the Son of God.
It is given to people who drink from Jesus as the Son of God... The point of these images of drinking and eating is to make clear the essence of faith. It is more than believing that there is such a thing as water and food.
Faith is coming to Jesus and drinking the water and eating the food so that we find our hearts satisfied in Him.

~ John Piper, Future Grace

As I continue my weightloss/fitness journey, I learn how my body can be pushed beyond what I think it can handle.  Each time I can go a bit further, do a few more reps, comlete a whole set.  But I have become complacent in my relationship with God.  I am not pushing the limits, seeking after Him with my whole heart.  I cook for my family, clean my house, wash clothes, and then, give Him some time.  I do not want to "merely think that Jesus is the Son of God."  I want to "drink from Jesus."  I want my very daily existence to be a complete dependence on Him and my heart to overflow with gratitude for my salvation.  I don't know what this looks like yet, but I am confident that I will be pushed and stretched further than I thought I could be.

1 comment:

Momma C said...

Thank you for pushing me. Love this and am going to pass this along, if you don't mind. Thanks.