Real life now

Larry Crabb is one of my favorite authors because of his authenticity and passion for intimacy with God. I hope this excerpt inspires you as it did me.

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.

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Filed under Children of God, Christianity, Divine presence, intimacy with the Lord

2 responses to “Real life now

  1. julie

    oh this sounds like a good one also!!

    *putting on my list*

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