Experience is the making of history.

We constantly “experience” as we live in this world.  In fact, we are all experienced!  From before we were even born, we learned to feel, hear, and see.  Our experiences are somewhat based on our five senses, but they are deeply affected by our past experiences and our beliefs.

For example of past experience, a man who is in the habit of buying cheeseburgers from MacDonald’s® expects those cheeseburgers to taste a certain way.  He would be very surprised if he bit into a cheeseburger and it tasted like lemon pie or tuna casserole!  He uses his past experiences to help guide what he believes will happen in the future.

Have you ever picked up a glass that you thought was water and it turned out to be Sprite®?  What a surprise!  You are expecting water, so the Sprite® you are actually drinking tastes incredibly strange.

For example of belief, a man who thinks it is morally wrong to eat beef is not going to enjoy that MacDonald’s® hamburger very much.  What has changed?  Not the look or smell or taste of the meat, but the belief.  Beliefs are the driving force in experience.

I don’t know what your experiences in life have been, or what you believe, but I do know you can experience the love of God, right now, right here.  And you do not need anything but the free grace of God to be able to experience Him.  This grace if given through His Son, Christ Jesus.

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Published in: on September 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

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