IS THIS ALL?
“Is this all there is to this stuff,” or “you’ve got to be kidding…there must be more to it than this.”
Most of us have asked these questions concerning our faith and relationship with Jesus. And of course, there is always—more, but, more of what? Unfortunately, inquiries and questions of this nature are often based on a “going to church experience” without the experience of knowing and following Jesus. The comparison between having personal faith and walking as a disciple and going to church can be two vastly different things.
Shortly before his own life was dramatically transformed, Oswald Chambers (1874-1917), the great devotional writer (My Utmost for His Highest) said, “If what I have is all the Christianity there is, then the thing is a fraud.” After his full faith surrender he became a mighty mystical voice for the internal life of the followers of Jesus. Though only living to age 42, his writings have influenced millions since his death in 1917.
There is “more” and it amounts to a full conversion and desire to know the life, love and liberty of Jesus. You might find it in church and then again—you might not.
“For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.” Jesus