Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


December 15, 2009

At no time is the Christian faith meant to be irrational, or to disengage one's mind. Yet the faith is not a series of beliefs, or a way to think. The faith of Christ is a verb; a summons to act.

The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let those who hear say, "Come!" Let those who are thirsty come; and let all who wish take the free gift of the water of life.

- Revelation 22:17 TNIV

As John's Revelation concludes, the action verb is "come." The Revelation is not a riddle to be solved, but, in effect, an altar call, a summons to faith in action. Having heard of the glory of God, and of our rescue and redemption in Jesus Christ, the call to embrace the message by coming to Christ is the call to action, the verb.

John didn't give us something to think about, but something to do, to live. Live the faith, embrace the message by holding onto Jesus Christ, staying close to him in holy, faithful, obedience. This is life.

Dale Patterson