Monday, February 01, 2021

Sight beyond sight

John 2:23-25…

We like Jesus when He is on the move in our lives, going, doing, manifesting in obvious ways. It’s easy to believe when the crowds come along for the ride. In the frenzy of fantastic events and exciting episodes, we may feel like everything and everyone is starting to go God’s way. Revival is here, we think. However, we must remember that if people can become easily enamored they can also become easily disillusioned. You may not realize this, but Jesus does.

Our motivations are not always as pure as we think them to be, and even if we are sincere, this doesn’t mean we are right. People try and justify themselves and their faithless and/or godless actions by saying, “Well, God knows my heart”. Well, yes, God knows your heart, but He uses His Word to reveal to you the condition of it (Hebrews 4:12-13). The question isn’t whether or not God knows your heart; it is whether or not He has your heart. God sees your heart, but do you see it (Psalm 19:12-14, 139:23-24)?

The gospel is not about giving people what they want; it is about changing what people want. It changes people into lovers of God, based upon who Jesus is, what He is like, and what He has done. What He may seem to be doing, or not doing right now, shouldn’t change this. We think we have “decided on Christ”, but the question is, has Christ decided on us? It is a question of relationship. Are you just infatuated with Jesus, or does He trust you with His love?

Jesus knows each and every person’s heart. He knows what any and all hearts are capable of. People can believe in what you do and still not believe in you. Jesus didn’t have faith in them because He knew they didn’t really have faith in Him. He knows those who are only fooling themselves. Trust Him, and don’t simply look for the miracles. If you keep your eye on Him, you will see He has His eye on you.

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Even So... said...

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