Jesus came to earth to tell us He is the way, the truth, and the life. His death opened the way into God’s presence, the greatest blessing of all. His teaching made clear the truth that life does not consist in a return to Eden’s comforts; it doesn’t even consist in graduation to heaven’s bliss. True life is knowing God. Jesus said so. And the life is Christ Himself, not the bread He could multiply or the corpse He could resurrect, but Him. Being in Him, having Him in us, living with His energy, chasing after His purposes, loving what He loves, seeing Him form in us until we’re actually like Him–that’s life. And it can be enjoyed in bankruptcy or affluence, from a hospital bed or a deck chair on a cruise ship, or when you walk out of a divorce court you never thought you’d see or into a surprise party celebrating fifty years of your wonderful marriage.
— Excerpted from The Pressure’s Off by Larry Crabb
How can you find more satisfaction in God and spend less time on the distractions of the world?
To read chapter one of The Pressure’s Off click here.