What is our focus? What are the things for which we hunger and thirst?
Today was Emily’s first skiing experience. Conditions weren’t great for first time skiing, but she gave it a go anyway. After lunch I talked her into one last run on the bigger slopes, but on the way down, there were a few places that were a little more steep than she thought she bargained for. (I may or may not have given full disclosure before I got her on the chair lift…) To keep her from taking off her skis and walking the rest of the way down, I skied backwards right in front of her and tried to keep her looking at me instead of the “gently rolling slope” behind me.
It reminds me of life with Jesus. When I chase after anything but Him, it’s easy to notice a lot of stuff around me that I know I can’t handle. It’s easy to get all wrapped up in my own “stuff”. (By the way, if you don’t notice anything that you can’t handle in life, you probably need to let your Dad coax you off the bunny slope for a change of pace…)
It is the living water of Jesus’ transforming power that we should be chasing. It’s only His provision that will really satisfy. We need to be “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2 NASB) Let’s be done playing the game.