Thursday, November 19

the significance search

"The world is never anti-God; it is little-God. It wants me to have just enough of God to make me 'nice', but never enough to make me expose its heart. Worldly people worship 'the God who doesn't interfere.' The Bible gives me a choice: Am I to be God's normal man, or the world's? Whatever I choose, I am bound to please and bound to offend. The eternal question is: Who is worth the pleasing? Moses did not take long to answer: 'I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life that you and your offspring may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days.....'(Deuteronomy 30:19-20)" ~ W. Glyn Evans

Reading this last night before going to bed was a confirmation of what was heard earlier in the evening after going through the eighth session of The Truth Project in our home Bible study. As humans we hunger for significance which we think can only be found through notice and recognition of the world around us. It is the world we seek to please with our choices hoping to achieve a relational significance. Even believers in God do this as examples were given from Matthew chapter six of giving, praying, and fasting in a public manner. Jesus often rebuked religious leaders of that day for their big show of faith based on law. Yet no matter how hard we work at this significance it will always be hollow and never satisfying.

What we tend to forget is that as believers we have the Holy Spirit indwelling us. Christ lives in us. This relationship gives us power we can tap into for life as we are never alone. Our search for significance will be directed within our relationship with our Creator. For it is only within this relationship that we will find satisfaction and life. And at the end of the length of our days, it truly will be the ONLY relationship that will make a difference. At that point, all the recognition and significance achieved in the world will be like chaff blowing in the wind.

Is there significance in numbers? No.

Only God.

You and God.

Simple significance can be found in your garden!

Tammy ~@~

1 comment:

ValleyGirl said...

I just finished watching that "tour" a moment ago in preparation for this coming Sunday!!!!!! VERY hard-hitting. And a mystery, indeed.

I'm going to print out your quote to share with our class.

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