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Too Easily Pleased

I love this C. S. Lewis quote:

“If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” – C. S. Lewis (from The Weight Of Glory)

Are you far too easily pleased?  Do you find your heart settling for mud pies when the bounty of the Father is available to you?


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11 comments
alece
alece

i think even my wildest hopes and dreams would be mudpies in comparison to what He has in mind for me.

and i know i am far too quick to settle for a good thing (or even a great thing) instead of holding out for a God thing.
My recent post death and life

Becky
Becky

At times I settle but, I'm a big dreamer and when I do go to settle for the mud pie I get reminded that I don't need to do that! Great post!

ineffablegod
ineffablegod

man that quote rocked me! I've definitely settled for mudpies in my life...the thing is, settling is easy--it's comfortable. What God wants for us is so much more better, but it may not be the easiest to understand at the moment.

JasonWert
JasonWert

I'm Mr. Mudpie. :(
My recent post I don't want to be real today

Holly Myers
Holly Myers

I often do settle for what I think is great when God wants me to have SO MUCH GREATER:) Love it! Thanks:) Holly

Grant Jenkins
Grant Jenkins

I agree with you, Alece. The best of what I think I want doesn't even compare to the least that is mine in Christ. Yet, we settle for what we see. "i know i am far too quick to settle for a good thing (or even a great thing) instead of holding out for a God thing."... love that. Me too.

Grant Jenkins
Grant Jenkins

Good stuff, Becky. I pray we all get those reminders. Thanks so much for the comment!

Grant Jenkins
Grant Jenkins

You said it right. Settling is comfortable. But God calls us to see the unseen, but we settle for what we can hold in our hands. Thanks for the comment, bro.

Grant Jenkins
Grant Jenkins

I usually am, too, man. I'm learning, though.

Grant Jenkins
Grant Jenkins

Me too, Holly. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! Really appreciate it.

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