On September 10, 2011, I gave birth to a beautiful 5 lb 12 oz baby girl. I chose the name Katie for her, meaning ‘pure’…
Before salvation we are broken, diseased, sin-sick. We were so debilitated by sin that it was impossible to serve God. Salvation heals our sin-sickness: it makes us whole, so that we can “live unto righteousness”.
If the people of Capernaum refused to believe Jesus when He identified Himself as the Messiah, do you think they would have believed it if the devils declared it?? Certainly not, it would just have been a bigger spectacle. Likewise, anyone who refuses to accept Jesus as Saviour now, will reject Him even if demons jumped up and declared him to be the Son of God.
God loves us every day, and every moment of every day. He wants us to come to Him with our burdens and troubles, to commune, to fellowship, to talk with Him every day, and every moment of every day.
It is easy for us to fall into a rut where we see God as ‘Mr. Fix-It’; where we call on Him to remove problems from our lives so that we can accomplish the goals we had set for ourselves. Rather, we should call on God to remove problems from our lives so that we can accomplish the goals He has set for us.
How do we see Jesus? Is Jesus our Saviour onto eternal life in fellowship with God? Or, Is Jesus a tool to fix problems in this life? When faced with life’s problems what do we want from Jesus? Do we want exercise our faith or ease our flesh? Do we want His “strength to be made perfect” in our “weakness”?
What will we do to help those in need? If the society is in decay, what will you do to stop it? The world grows darker only when our (believers) lights grow dimmer.
When Jesus is our Master, we focus on how we can glorify Him, not on how He can satisfy us.