Here is a thought-provoking quote from iMonk Michael Spencer:
|| Why are Christians the most incomplete, frantic, “wretchedly urgent” and religiously imbalanced of human beings? Could it be that our conception of God is, “What can he do for me? What must I do for him?” rather than, “The God I worship is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have everything that I need. His love for me is the foundation of everything in existence. How can I honor him today?” ||
I would change just a couple of words here. I don’t think all Christians fall into “wretchedly urgent” characterization, nor do I think Christians are the only ones suffering from the malady. But the iMonk has certainly captured the life of Assemblyites in a few words.
I would delete ‘for me’ from the sentence near the end, to read, more correctly, I think, “His love is the foundation of everything in existence.” I love the inference Spencer draws–“I have everything I need.” God has already done everything necessary to provide “well-being like a river” for us – even when walking through the valley of the shadow of death (or the Assembly experience).