“For who can eat and who can have enjoyment without Him?”
Ecclesiastes 2:25 (NASB)
Enjoyment in life comes from actively enjoying our relationship with God.
Are you finding enjoyment in life or merely enduring it? Your answer is directly related to the degree you relate the experiences of life with your relationship with God. Until we learn that joy in life comes from engaging God, we will continue to find our most anticipated activities rather shallow and often disappointing. Like a child trying to catch soap bubble in the air, just when you think you can finally touch true pleasure, it is gone almost without a trace.
Enjoyment does not need to be elusive; in fact, it can be our regular experience. We must see through the myth that degrees of delight come from doing particular activities, and realize that simply being with God brings meaning and enjoyment to life. Our times with family, our work, our rest, and our vacations take on a whole new depth of meaning and fulfillment when we relate all to God, and look for Him in each activity.
Going through life apart from God was our mindset before trusting Christ. However, for all of us who are trusting in Jesus, “it is now no longer I who live but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20). So let us leave the old patterns of pursuing pleasure without God at the cross, and let us live for Christ, with Christ, and in Christ. Enjoyment in life, comes from actively enjoying our relationship with Him.
For His Glory,
Fellowship Bible Church