Following Christ: It’s not a matter of convenience

This morning I awoke to John 6:26 – Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.

It got me to thinking…If nothing changes in your life…if ‘that’ miracle doesn’t come through, would you still be a follower of Jesus? Would you still serve in your church?

These people were not acquainted with the true and proper reason of what Jesus did, because they sought in Christ something else than Christ himself. Beloved Believer, how different are you from them?

Yes, miracles are real and they still do happen. Our God is a miracle-working God but are we abusing the miracles of God by resting in the conveniences of this present life e.g keeping our bellies full, rather than seeking the Kingdom?

They did not profit by the works of God as they ought to have done; for the true way of profiting would have been to acknowledge Christ as the Messiah in such a manner as to surrender themselves to be taught and governed by Him, and, under His guidance, to aspire to the heavenly Kingdom of God. On the contrary, they expected nothing greater from Him than to live happily and at ease in this world.

So again I ask: If nothing changes in your life…if ‘that’ miracle doesn’t come through, would you still be a follower of Jesus? Would you still serve in your church?

Lord, open the eyes of our understanding that we may see You for who you are.

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One response to “Following Christ: It’s not a matter of convenience

  1. I want to serve the Lord for who He is. He is so faithful. He is the Beginning and the End. The is none like Him!

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