When most people think of the Christian life, the life that is dedicated to God, they envision something that is full of rules and regulations, misery, and boredom.
The Bible tells us, “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).
When you know God, and when you realize the Bible is not a mere book but God’s living Word to each of us, life takes on an entirely new meaning. When you realize that prayer is not going through some ritual, but we are communicating with the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving God who is interested in us, that means a lot. And when we gather and sing His praises, we are not just singing a few songs together, but we are lifting up the name of the Lord. That is something the world doesn’t have. There is nothing like it out there.
When you truly come to know God, you realize the Christian life is the greatest life there is. And when you walk with the Lord, as the Bible says, there’s a “joy inexpressible.” It is not a joy that comes from a buzz associated with drinking or drugs, because those things come with a hefty price tag.
If you are only looking at this world and not spending enough time with the Lord, then you will have a diminished view of God and an exalted view of this world when it should be the other way around. But when you see who Jesus is, you see what the world is.
The happy life is the life with God. Don’t settle for some cheap, lame imitation this world offers. Go for the real thing.