How Much of You Does God Get?

Two-Minute Clip on Christian Hedonism

“I am astonished at people who say they believe in God and only give him two percent of their attention.”

I am astonished at people who say they believe in God and live as if happiness could be found by giving God almighty two percent of their attention. Think of it:

   I will go to the altar of God,
      to God my exceeding joy.
   (Psalm 43:4)
   You make known to me the path of life;
      in your presence there is fullness of joy;
      at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
   (Psalm 16:11)
  They feast on the abundance of your house,
      and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
   (Psalm 36:8)

If God is God, he is the source of all that satisfies. If he is the conceiver and the source of all that satisfies, he is ultimate satisfaction.

At the end of the day — at the end of the age — Jesus isn’t just going to say, “Why did you call me Lord, Lord, and not do what I say?” (see Luke 6:46). He’s also going to say, “Why’d you call me God and say I was your treasure and give me two percent of your attention?”

There will be no answer. Be astonished at people who say, “I believe in God,” and live as though happiness could be found now and forever by giving him so little of their attention.