What if we lived like we believe God is who He says He is?
What if we lived like the promises he made are indelibly etched on the pages of eternity and our names carved into the deepest recesses of his heart and nothing we can separate us from either?
What if we lived like the divine revelation of his holy, perfect and redeeming love is the only thing that changes a heart, transforms a life or forges a healthy relationship and it is written into our stories by the creator himself?
What if we lived like his power moving in our lives is for far more than making us comfortable and happy and wealthy and successful in the eyes of others?
What if we lived like he sees the inner man and pays no attention to appearances and reputation and performance no matter how “spiritual” a display we exhibit?
What if we lived like we were loved and forgiven and accepted nurtured our own spirit union with Christ in order to love and forgive and accept others?
What if we lived like we understand that our “poverty” in this life produces a wealth in the kingdom money and possessions cannot buy?
What if we lived like the race we are running is not to be the prettiest, smartest, most successful, wealthiest or sexiest?
What if we lived like there is more to Christianity that endless busy work, self-serving sacrifice, diligent church attendance, giving as a token or espousing scripture that we don’t attempt to live behind closed doors?
What if we lived like our greatest desire is to please him beyond the acceptance of others or their approval, validation or recognition?
What if we lived like we never step outside his presence and respond to his constant nudge toward communion and draw toward intimacy?
What if we lived like reconciliation, communion, fellowship and community matter and pride and ego don’t?
What if we lived like our unique calling was ours and not what everyone else is supposed to do with their lives?
What if we lived like every moment we invest in incessant busyness that is merely self-serving (no matter how fulfilling it seems at the time) will vanish like a vapor when time ceases and fade like a dream when we awaken on the shores of eternity?
What if we lived like we know the role each one of us is called to fulfill is as unique, relevant, vital and valuable as ours?
What if we lived like time only matters as it serves the purposes of eternity?
What if we lived like we believe we are seen, known and understood and have nothing to prove to anyone but him?
What if we lived like our lives are the ransomed treasure that they are; an invaluable gift that cost the Heavenly Father his son and the son of God his life?
What if we lived like we understand he catches every teardrop feeling the ache of our longing, the pangs of our mourning and never leaves us to suffer alone in our grief?
What if we lived like every harsh, critical, judgmental thought we think and word we speak about others robs us of our ability to see him and view them as he does until we become altogether spiritually blind?
What if we lived like we understand to give is to receive to lose is to gain and to live we must die?
What if we lived like we know the trails and burdens and pain of this life have purpose and are not a reflection of his displeasure but his active presence in refining and perfecting our spirits?
What if we lived like we love him as he has loved us?
What if we lived like we know someday we will meet him face to face and the sum total of our life will bring him joy or us shame?