I love John Ortberg’s view of God’s view of us. He says we are God’s Main Dish. I like that. Relentless, too. I really like that.
Here’s the real question:
Do I keep Him as my Main Dish?
When I respond to His pursuit, I keep Him as the Main Dish. When I’m relentless in my response to Him. I keep Him as the Main Dish.
The issue isn’t God’s love – He pursued me, He proved Himself. As they say, the proof is in the pudding. What in the world does that mean? I thought we were talking about the Main Dish. (Pudding could be the Main Dish.)
The proof is in the pudding: taste your pudding – you will find out immediately that what you made was good and right (or not.)
I was multi-tasking awhile back. While trying out a new recipe for homemade bread – the kind you don’t have to knead (the only kind I attempt these days,) I was also listening to a sermon and taking notes on that sermon. All of a sudden I didn’t remember if I had put in the two tablespoons of salt or not.
That’s a lot of salt. Did I add it or not? Do I add another two? Four tablespoons would be a disaster.
I added two tablespoons of salt.
After I baked the first loaf, I tasted the bread. It was fine. The proof was in the tasting. (Whew. Multi-tasking is overrated.)
The proof of God’s pursuit is Christ. He let His Son go, limited His power, let Him die. He turned His back on only Son. For me. For you. A painful and passionate pursuing.
The issue is not whether or not Christ loves you and me—that’s been proven – the issue is our response to His love.
I wonder: Is it easier for a woman to respond to God’s love because we are made to respond?
What do you think?
How have you tasted God’s pursuit of you?
As Beth Moore said, We can come to the table but we still have to eat.
Christ called it abiding. Paul called it hiding. You can call it RSVP’ing to His pursuit. It’s almost dinner–I’ll call it making Him the Main Dish.
For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3 NLT
#31 Days to the Hidden Life.