33. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you don’t believe, how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things (John 3:12).
Here’s our greatest challenge. God desires to reveal heavenly things to us, but we are so easily consumed with our earthly struggles that it’s hard to imagine how he could begin stretching us further. As He challenged Jeremiah, “If you’ve raced with men on foot and they’ve wearied you, how will you run with horses?” (12:5). God wants us to engage life on a higher plane, but if we cannot rise above the level of those around us, and must continue feeding on the simple things, we may never fully experience all God has for us. Nicodemus’ struggle to rise above his limited thinking isn’t just his problem. Every disciple of Christ has to wrestle with such a challenge.