Devotions from Gary Moon’s book, Apprenticeship with Jesus”
Jesus came to introduce His kingdom and invite us to approach life in a wholly different manner than the world.
He came to earth from a foreign culture to find followers who would be willing to exchange their ways ( those of the world) for his ( the culture of the kingdom).
What a great contrast!
Is our main reason for being here to experience life as a transforming friendship with God? He is looking for people willing to resist earthly rhythms and begin dancing to a Trinitarian beat.
I like this word from A.W. Tozer
“ A real Christian is an odd number anyway.
He feels supreme love for one whom he has never seen.
He talks familiarly every day to someone he cannot see,
expects to go to heaven on the virtue of another,
empties himself in order that he might be full,
admits he is wrong so he can be declared right,
goes down in order to get up.
He is strongest when he is weakest,
richest when he is poorest,
and happiest when he feels worst.
He dies so he can live,
forsakes in order to have,
gives away so he can keep,
sees the invisible,
hears the inaudible,
and knows that which passes knowledge.”
It will take and interactive apprenticeship with Him so we will feel at home in the realm of our true home.