It’s true that only a relationship with God can fulfil the deepest part of our souls. But following Christ is more than about your own fulfilment — it’s about making disciples and bringing glory to Him.

There is truth behind this saying, yet Christ does far more than make our lives completely fulfilling. Repentance and redemption are more than transactional requirements for a good life. God is far greater than a quick fix, and his ultimate plan for re-creation and redemption is not a mere afterthought to a happy life. In some ways, a relationship with Christ intensifies our longings as God shapes them into visions of what he wants us to desire.

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