Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Quest For More

Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Cor. 9:25

In “A Quest for More” the author, Paul Tripp, does an amazing job at connecting faith with functional living. He states, “You and I were created for more that filling up our schedules with the self-satisfying pursuits of personal pleasure. We were meant to do more than make sure that all of our needs are fulfilled and all our desires are satisfied. We were never meant to be self-focused little kings ruling minuscule little kingdoms with the population of one. Sure, it’s right for you to care about your health, you job, your house, your investments, your family, and your friends. It would be irresponsible to act as if none of those things mattered. Yet it is a functional human tragedy to live only for those things. It is a fundamental denial of your humanity to narrow the size of your life to the size of your own existence, because you were created to be an “above and more” being. You were made to be transcendent.” Viewing life as transcendent will alter our perception of how to live life daily and may eradicate “to do” lists and many of the other helpful hints that we have been discussing in this forum. Should not our thoughts on life be much more significant than they are?

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