What God Has Been Teaching Me Lately XXVI…
Greetings My Friends~
As a humble pilgrim following Jesus through the rainforests and deserts of this earthly life, I would like to humbly share some of what God has been bubbling up in my mind/heart lately.
I pray that these thoughts are cushions in your shoes, balm to your burns, umbrellas for the rain, and shade to the scorching heat as you too follow the Lord Jesus each day.
(Please click on the Bible chapter/verses below to read the actual Scriptural text)
God attracted animals to Noah’s ark of wood to spare them from the days of flood;
now God attracts humans to Jesus’ cross of wood to spare them from the Day of Judgment.
One of God’s humbling reasons for allowing His people to suffer: 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NLT.
- Seeking God
Even John the Baptizer—Jesus’ COUSIN!—asked thoughtful questions
in trying to understand and trust Jesus’ true identity (Matthew 11:2-3)…
May we do the same.
Kids having nightmares aren’t comforted because all the monsters are cleared out of their room but because of their parents snuggling in bed with them…
…Similarly, as we grow closer to Jesus, we can become unafraid not because everything scary in our lives is gone but because of our growing trust that He Himself is with us (Psalm 27:1).
When God says He will keep us safe,
He isnt saying that nothing bad will happen to us ever.
He’s saying nothing bad will happen to us FORever (Revelation 21:3-5).
Our opinion about Jesus doesn’t change Who He is,
but our opinion about Jesus can change who WE are.
“Jesus asked, ‘Who do you say that I am?’” (Matthew 16:13-16) (John1:12)