Today’s Thoughts: Do You Know This Jesus?
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;" Isaiah 61:1
I saw a dear friend the other day. We "just happened" to be parked next to each other on a
street I have never parked on before. I have to say that the strangest circumstances and
the oddest timing led me to that place. But I knew when I left her, God had sent me there.
My friend told me a tragic story about a person I have watched grow in the Lord and have frequently prayed for. Hearing the details, I realized that my heart was grieving and crying out to God once again for this precious person. This world is sickened with sin. The wages of sin is death and this world will die.
When circumstances come into your life that taints the very face of God, it is difficult to know how to think, let alone pray. When evil seems to prevail over the innocent, we wonder and question and ponder if we really can trust God. Where is He in those times? What does it mean that He will never leave you nor forsake you when evil seems to have victory over good in the physical? Are God's definitions different? Or do we have to spiritualize everything that happens on earth, waiting to be vindicated only in heaven?
No and no. The Christianity that is represented today in most people is not the Jesus that I worship. I am sick and tired of Christians that quote verses to the hurting just to make themselves feel better. My Jesus can give you Living Water that heals every hurt at the depths of the broken and abused soul. We should not settle with what other Christians have to offer. We need Jesus. We need everything He has to offer. We need Jesus to reach down into the depths of our hearts to bring healing and life and liberty to the captive. He has come to set you free; do not settle for anything less. If you need help, let us know. We are here for you: the abused, the lonely, the confused, the disillusioned, the helpless. You cry out to Him. You be honest. He will deliver you. Do not settle for anything less than a miracle that transforms your life so powerfully that you know Jesus Himself is holding your heart. That's Jesus' Christianity.
Do you know the real Jesus? Do you feel Him as you read His words? Are you empowered with supernatural eyes that see beyond the physical to experience the spiritual? Please do not settle for anything less. God has so much more for you.