Don’t Settle

There are lots of things in life that are good.  Things that are fun, things that we really enjoy. We have lots of things in life that really are pretty cool.

But, in this life, what are our lives really built around.  Are they built around things that will last, that have purpose that are truly life giving?  Or, in our lives, are we building them around things that are nice and fun, but truly, truly don’t last.

Listen to how Peter describes this choice today in 1 Peter 2: 1-3:

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation — if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

dont-settlePeter reminds us – long for that spiritual milk that we will grow deeper in faith, if we have tasted and seen that the Lord is good.  Taste and see.

What does that mean.  Let me ask you a question. Have you ever really felt God? I mean, really felt Him?  Felt His peace, felt His purpose, felt His grace upon you, felt that mercy?  Have you really ever felt that that?

If so, let me ask you another question. What can compare to that? Seriously? What’s as good as that? What is better than that feeling of joy; of peace; of purpose.  Of knowing that you are smack dab in the middle of where God is and where God wants you.

If you’ve ever felt that, let me ask you final question. What would you ever settle for less than that?  That’s the best moment of our lives, the best thing we’ll ever experience. Why would we settle for less than that?  You were made for that purpose and that plan and that peace.

You were. That is exactly what you were made for.  Taste and see that God is good. Remember that.

And don’t settle for less.

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