by Cole Ryan
“I’ve noticed that we love to give. Giving is fun. You know that feeling you get when you give someone a gift? Just waiting to see their reaction. Or when you give someone a compliment? Just waiting to see their smile.
We love to give.
We love to make people happy.
And the ultimate thing someone can do when we give them something is to simply enjoy it.
If they say “no, thank you” or act as if they’re not worthy of it, that destroys us. If they’re too prideful or too independent to receive it, that ruins it for us. We just want them to enjoy it. We don’t want them to try to repay us. We just want them to enjoy it. We just want to make them happy.
I think God is the same way.
I think God created all of this to share it with us, to give it to us.
And I think God just wants us to enjoy it.
He doesn’t want us to act as if we’re not worthy of it.
He doesn’t want us to try to repay Him.
He just wants us to enjoy it.
He just wants to makes us happy.
He just wants to share His joy with us.
Is that Christianity?
Enjoying God’s gift?
Because we all receive the gift, but do we all enjoy it?”
(Excerpt from my upcoming book – summer 2014)