I like potato chips. I am in complete agreement with Lays, it is impossible to eat just one. My personal favorite is the salt and vinegar chips; whoever invented these should have a national holiday named after them. For now, until we find out who that very special person is, we could just name it, “Salt and Vinegar Chip Guy Day.” So, the bigger the bag – the BETTER! I don’t want one of those small personalized chip bags which come with your sandwich in a meal deal……that won’t do! I’m going to need to have a lot of those chips, or I won’t be satisfied.
I also love Jesus, and if I love Him then the assumption which can be made is I want to know Him, walk with Him, and be like Him as much as possible. This is no small bag commitment! Yet, I find, many believers declare their love for Him, but they only want a little Jesus. When this happens, there is minimal change in their life. They don’t put off their ‘old self’ (Ephesians 4:22-24), but they try to find a happy balance between their old life and the new life. Those lives are not compatible with one another, and one will always win out over the other. Why do we struggle with letting go of our old sinful practices? Well, its a matter of chips.
When your former ways are the bigger bag of chips in your life and Jesus is smaller, you know what you have? An imbalance. You have a desire problem. You have a devotion issue. Jesus can’t be your little bag of chips and be enough because anyone who is satisfied with a small bag of chips is not hungry. If the small bag fills you, guess what? You don’t care much for those chips. If you’re content with just a little bit of Jesus then you don’t really believe He is necessary. If a small bag of Jesus is enough for you then you’re not pursuing Him. Whatever is greatest in your life is what you are pursuing; its the big bag. You’d better make sure its Jesus!
Make Jesus your big bag of chips; a bag you can’t get enough of. I don’t want to be content with less than all of Him, and Jesus doesn’t want me to be satisfied with less, but more. Do you want more of Jesus or are you content with less of Him? If you draw near to Him, He will draw near to you, so give Him a greater place in your life – actually, let Him have all of your life!