Live Deeply

July 22, 2007

I love the way “The Message” words things sometimes. This morning I was reading and ran across this passage…

“If what you heard from the beginning lives deeply in you, you will live deeply in both Son and Father. This is exactly what Christ promised: eternal life, real life.” (emphasis added)

Do I live deeply, really deeply? Sure I spend time in prayer with God every morning- reading, seeking him. I am sure of Christ. He paved the way to connect me with God and led his life in a way that shows me how to live mine.

… but have I really been living it deeply? I know there are deep moments, but eternal life isn’t just a moment. If I’m asking, then probably not as deeply as I would like to think.

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This week I connected with a good friend who lives about an hour away for dinner.  We always start off with the “Bro, we should do this more often” followed immediately by trying to out-apologize one another for not staying in contact more often.  As a guy it seems my nature is out-of-sight, out-of-mind. Maybe, it’s because I’ve moved so much in the last 10 years.  It’s easy to get focused on getting settled in a new area and lose touch with the group you just moved away from.  Bad habit I need to change.

Good friends.  Hard to come by.  Good friends.  There for you – trustworthy.  Good friends…