Follow this path and you’ll experience love; I promise. I’ve told you to run this path, but you’re telling me you’re doing well just to walk it. I know. I’ve been there too, over and over again. I don’t know if that makes you feel better or worse. The truth is, over the course of life we often grow cold to our desire for God. After all, God doesn’t usually show up cheering you on like a college marching band. And even though you want to trust me about that Fire burning within you, you don’t feel it. If your head’s on fire, that’s news to you. And so, there doesn’t seem much that’ll keep you moving along this path I’ve told you about. Honestly, what counts is that you’re on the path—walking or running, even dragging yourself along, if that’s the best you can do. You’ve tasted just enough of God to desire more. That little hunger is enough to keep you moving, even inching forward. You don’t know it’s all you need because all you know is how empty you feel. But wanting to want is a kind of desire isn’t it? You want more than that because it doesn’t feel like what little you have will carry you very far. But it will. That little desire is itself a kind of faith. And Jesus says faith the size of a mustard seed is all you need to get all of God (Matthew 17.20). It’s not the greatness of your desire that moves God toward you; it’s the little you have offered in love that opens you to the abundance of Heaven. All God needs is a tiny crack, and God will pour more mercy your way than you know how to handle.

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AuthorChris Neufeld-Erdman