Peanut Butter S’mores. It may sound disgusting, but it’s one of my favorite ice creams.

Rose Latte. It may sound disgusting, but it’s one of Hannah the Traveler’s favorite coffee drinks. 

We are all created with preferences. I like this, you like that, he can’t stand that, fill-in-the-blank. That’s part of how God made us, and it’s a wondrous thing to see how the Body of Christ fits together with the distributed uniqueness among us all. It’s beautiful how people are so different but need the same things: food, shelter, love.


I wonder how many people think of God as just another preference, like an extra blurb to add to a biography or something to rattle off when we talk about mutual interests. “I like chocolate, watching classic films, and going to church,” or, “I’m interested in God, sure! I love to study religion.”

None of those statements can possible begin to encapsulate the true identity of our Lord. Merely viewing God as “just another thing in which I’m interested” is blasphemous, a mockery of Yeshua and the divine holiness he possesses that demands our utmost worship and dedication.

God is not a preference. God is God, and he deserves our everything. 

I was reading a book by Ted Dekker today. It was a fiction novel about a woman who encounters Jesus in A.D. 30 at the beginning of his ministry and is changed. When we encounter the living Savior, we are all changed, and there is no way to truly know and experience the Lord without being utterly convinced of his majesty but also his enduring love.

God is not a preference. God is God, and he deserves our everything.

I was watching a film today called “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” a comedy with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. The entire movie revolves around men being unable to take their eyes off the female leads because of their figures. The women use this to their advantage, going from one man to the next, their preferences changing quickly whenever someone new comes along. 

Praise be to God that he is more than that. For God is not a preference. God is God, and he deserves our everything.

Psalm 24:10 says this,

“Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.”

Losing the concept of the majesty of God reduces him to another trinket treasure on our life’s shelf of hobbies. We struggle with authority and obedience; I wonder why?

Drop the act. Let us turn our eyes from our carefully-kept interest lists and worship the One who deserves all of us, no matter what we think we prefer.