If I thought God wasn’t the most exciting and interesting person in the universe, I would probably look elsewhere for another God. After all, that is what worship is all about: finding someone worth giving your all and “throwing down” all you have and putting it all on the line for Him.
Life’s too short to waste time doing anything else.
One of my favorite words in the English language is enthusiasm. I like the way it rolls off the tongue. I also like what it communicates. When you break this delicious word down into bite sized pieces, it yields its root meaning: “en” means “in,” and “thusiasm” comes from the root “theos.” So basically “enthusiasm” is the state of being “in God”!
God is the most enthusiastic person in the universe! Every moment of His existence is infused with love, discovery and the joy of being alive. If this is true of Him, how much more should it be true of us?
Isaac Newton once wrote:
“I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Here is one of the greatest scientists of all time sharing his secret to life–he was a boy playing on the seashore diverting himself now and then! And all the while the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before him!
We serve a Mighty God who says to us:
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-29 TMSG)
I am there! I want to learn those unforced rhythms of grace! Like Isaac Newton, I want to run free on the seashore of God’s country and see yet another dimension of His love for me!