There is no shortage of opinions about Jesus. But just as he asked his disciples in Mark 8, he also asks you and me: “Who do you say I am?”
We are strangers and exiles on this earth, and we should not seek our reward in this life. That being said, we should not think that God has abandoned us here in this “land of the living.” No, he is with us, and he is good.
Just like David, who wrote this Psalm, I think all of us have reached moments when it felt like God was hiding from us.How refreshing to know that we are not alone.
Perhaps so many of us feel far from God not because he isn’t near, but because we aren’t actually seeking him.
It’s simple: thanks to Jesus we have direct access to God. Remember that today and enter his presence with confidence.
All of us reach moments in our journey where we don’t feel like seeking God. That is normal. And if that describes your situation today, I want to point out a simple truth from the Bible that might just revolutionize your relationship with God: you can ask God to give you the desire to seek him.
You are not just a face in the crowd or a number in a church’s attendance report. Luke 15:4, Hebrews 12:2 and Isaiah 53:11 teach us a startling truth: On the cross Jesus was thinking of you. Remember that today.
Today’s thought is very simple, and I think that’s exactly what I need sometimes. Not to understand some complicated concept from the Bible, but to meditate on a simple, profound truth like this: God delights in me.
To draw near to God we just need to understand these basic truths: One – God exists. Two – He is listening. Three – When we seek him we will find him (he is the reward).
There are many whose greatest good is “grain and new wine,” i.e. prosperity. But there is a joy that comes from something greater than the passing circumstances of life.
It is one thing to have heard about Jesus. It is another thing entirely to know him. Don’t settle for hearsay about God.
In a world that celebrates fruit but doesn’t talk much about the process, may we remember that true success only comes from abiding in Jesus.