Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 6, 2009

When people come to faith it is common to hear, "Jesus is my savior." Hallelujah. Yet it's a "package deal."

"If you love me, keep my commands."
- John 14:15 TNIV

We long for the blessings. We take heart in the promises. We rejoice in God's grace and forgiveness. True, too true. And it occurred to me as I read once again in my wonderful book of prayers, The Valley of Vision,
Produce in me self-despair that will make Jesus precious to me, delightful in all his offices, pleasurable in all his ways, and may I love his commands as well as his promises.

To be a follower of Jesus Christ is a great thing, yet it's a two-sided coin. Not only do we have a privilege, a blessing, but a responsibility and a calling. He's not just our Savior, but also our Lord.


Dale Patterson