How often do we go to God looking for peace? Or how often do we go to God looking for joy etc? Would we be better off going to God looking for Christ. If we have Jesus we have peace. If we have Jesus we have joy. If we have Jesus we have all we need. “Too often”, he said, “we go to Christ looking for his attributes instead of looking for him.” We want what he has to offer but we don’t necessarily want a relationship with him. He doesn’t just have the attributes of peace, love, kindness, joy – he is peace, love, kindness, joy, etc. When we have him then we can have peace even when all around us is not peaceful. When we are consumed by Him we can have love even when all around us are unlovable.
Are you looking for Him or something from him?
What is it about us that causes us to look for something from him vs. looking for a deeper relationship with him?