There is nothing in life greater than connecting with God.
I'm so into extreme sports and all that kind of thing, but when it comes down to it, the feeling of fullness and wholeness that is felt when I connect with God cannot be replaced by anything.
One thing that Wayne said within the service, was our absolute need to keep God first in our lives. The Israelites forgot their need to be in close, personal connection with God and ended up losing thousands of men to death because He was no longer helping them to win battles. They tried to figure it all out themselves and thought they had life downpacked without Him. I'm not saying we need to be close to God so we can win some battle; we need to continue being intimate with Him because if we don't we lose what life's about.
Man the numerous times I've spent trying to find fulfillment in trying to be a 'good' person or trying to make stuff happen without having God in the mix has been the biggest waste of time. Without constantly being in close relationship with God means I eventually find myself burnt out, unhappy and unfulfilled.
Going into this weekend's youth camp without completely trusting God is going to be a waste. Going into the rest of our lives without having God centre and close in our lives is a waste.
I know this sounds abit controversial but simply put, life is a waste if we're not in relationship with Jesus.
Life exists because of Him.
Life isn't fulfilled without Him.
Life is found completely and only in Jesus. Straight up.
I'm taken by lyrics from the new Hillsong United song "You Deserve" which say - "I can't imagine life without you, without you, cause it's all for you, yeah it's all for you God".
And truely, I can't even imagine life without God because it won't make sense.
If you haven't yet connected with God in a real way I'm praying for you. I'm praying that God will reveal Himself to you and that you will come to discover the true and amazing life that is only found in Jesus.
Honestly, don't go another minute without saying to God you want Him and you want to live a life that's fulfilled, complete and totally connected with the one who loves you. God responds to prayers like that - so go for it.