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Committed To Christ Or Ourselves?

November 8, 2018

“If we value our satisfaction in Christ more than Christ Himself, we remain committed to ourselves and not Christ. We may think we’re committed to Him, and in a sense we are – but only as a means to an end. The end is not Christ’s glory; the end is our satisfaction.”

Dr. Larry Crabb, The Papa Prayer, Chapter 8, “Stay at Home with Christ,” pg 57

Questions for Reflection:
• If you stop to consider recent conversations you’ve had with God, what has motivated you when you come to Him?
• Are you approaching Him for His pleasure and glory or to gain something from Him?
• When you acknowledge your need to Him, is it from a place of rest in His love for you or an attempt to convince Him to do what you think is good?
• Whatever your motivation has been lately in coming to Him, honestly offering your heart to God and seeking His face, for His pleasure, is your opportunity in this moment.

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