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When my wife and I got married three years ago, one of the first things that we did as a married couple is the same thing that we would have done if we had a fake marriage as a couple of seven year-old kids. We built a pillow fort, ate pizza and watched a kid’s movie.
We didn’t hire a team of engineers to construct some immaculate building with reinforced walls or an ergonomic setting where we’d be comfortable either.
We did it the old fashioned way by taking whatever random furniture we owned at the time (our mattress, some dining room chairs, a couch, some quilts and pillows) and slopped together the best thing that could be built without any thought as quickly as we could.
It didn’t take two geniuses to build this contraption. It just took a simple concept, the mind of a child and the motivation to do it and our reward was pizza, a movie and a smile for the camera.
When we look at our relationship with Jesus Christ, I think that we make things too complicated. It isn’t that we want to do a sloppy job of it and have it look like a child put it together, but we forget that it is a child-like faith that gets us started.
Somehow we get the idea in our heads that we have to have the most intelligent relationship with God of all time, that we have to impress others with our ability to know God, that we have to be an award winning Christian from the start.
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,
that no flesh should glory in His presence.
- 1st Corinthians 1:27-29 (NKJV)
Do you make your life with Christ more complicated than it needs to be?