These are a few quotes by C.S. Lewis that I have been thinking about today.
“If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity”
This quote reminds me that being a Christian actually requires some effort. Every day we should be renewing our minds and growing in our relationship with God. We should never stop growing and learning. But this does not just happen. We have to come before God and spend time with Him. We have to read His word. And the results are uncomfortable. We will realize things in ourselves that have to change and the ways that we are called to serve others, even if that means that it costs us something. That is not a comfortable process, but it is necessary.
I also like this quote: “We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito.”
We talked about this concept in devotions this morning. Sometimes we forget that actually God is everywhere…all the time. We may feel His presence more at certain times than other times, but that does not mean that He is not there. He does not pick and choose certain times to be present and other times to be checked out. He is with us always. Like the quote says, we might ignore His presence, but there is nowhere that we could go where God would not also be. This is a good reminder.
Much love, B