Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


April 13, 2009

God made a wonderful world in which to dwell. Yet in that same world can be blessing and curse.

 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If you love the world, love the Father is not in you.
- 1 John 2:15 TNIV 

In John's love letter to us, he cautions us as few do, and he challenges the rationalism: "Be in the world but not of the world." Hey, I've just watched hours of Masters golf coverage, and I've had the privilege of walking that God-blessed place called Augusta National--I love it! Yet I've just celebrated again the Resurrection triumph. I love God in Jesus Christ.

At the bare minimum, I don't have a chance of make it in this world, not as a disciple at least, unless I keep Christ front and center. I don't need much coaching to love the world, but I need constantly to be attentive to love my Lord. Maybe it should be: ENJOY GOD, enjoy life.

Dale Patterson