"The critical question for our generation - and for every generation - is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness and with all the friend you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ was not there?"
~ John Piper, God is the Gospel
Honestly? I read the first part and was like, "Wow, that sounds pretty great to me!" Then I got to the last phrase and it literally stopped me in my tracks (so to speak). I couldn't even answer it with a definitive "yes" and that just made me so ashamed. How could I even think about being satisfied without Christ? Isn't that the whole point? Or, at least, shouldn't it be?
I know I love Christ, but I need to work on making Him a priority. And, I know I can't possibly be truly happy or satisfied without Him. So, why did this even make me hesitate? I don't have the answer to that, but I now know what I need to work on.
As we talked about today, "What is my motive for following Christ?"