Nothing is more exciting than knowing God
12/15/2013 4:00 PM
12/17/2013 7:20 PM
You aren’t alone; millions of people look at their lives the same way you do. Down inside, they know God exists; they may even realize that someday they’ll have to face him. And yet they don’t want anything to do with him right now.
Why is this? One reason is because they believe that living without God is a lot more exciting than living with God. But it simply isn’t true! Eventually, a life of self-indulgence will catch up with you, resulting in boredom and heartache and even self-destruction. But God promises us a far better path, and nothing is more exciting than knowing God and discovering his plan for our lives. I often think of Jesus’ words: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
But people don’t turn to God for another reason: They hope they can do it later. After all, they think, won’t God forgive me and let me into heaven even if I only turn to him at the last minute? Yes, he will, but how to do know you’ll actually turn to him? The longer you resist God, the more calloused your heart will become — and the less likely you’ll be to turn to him. And life is uncertain; death could strike before you have the opportunity.
Don’t gamble with your soul; don’t resist God any longer. God loves you, and he knows what’s best for you. By faith turn your life over to Jesus Christ — beginning today.
Join the Discussion
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.