Secure Despite the Current

“There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’” C.S. Lewis
This is one of the best deep sea fishing spots off the Big Island of Hawaii. And the best way to reach these fish is by boat. There is a catch, however. The current just off this point is so strong that a boat can’t stay in the area where the fish are located.
Solution? The local fisherman tied their canoes to this rock. It allowed them to stay in the sweet spot where the best fishing was, despite the strong current.
There is a strong current running in western culture today. It’s the belief that “my truth” and “your truth” are okay, even if they are polar opposite. This current will cause many followers of Christ to drift…if they are not anchored in His Truth.
Life is not going to get easier, but harder for those who want to follow Jesus. There are simply too many other strong currents trying to tug us away the presence of the One we say we love, Jesus.
Want to stay in the sweat spot? Stay anchored to the truths Jesus gives you. His truth will set you free from all the negative consequences of my truth or your truth.

Action Time

“Hope in every sphere of life is a privilege that attaches to action. No action, no hope.” Peter Levi, poet
You know the type. Those who are all talk, but no action. When they speak, they don’t inspire much confidence in you that they will actually do what they say.
Jesus was all talk and all action.
Scripture tells us that before the creation of the world, Jesus said He was coming to redeem a fallen creation. The Father heard it. The Spirit heard it.
He could have said with chest puffed out and arms back, “I’m diving in. I’m going to take on humanity in order to die and rise again for humanity.”
He could be posing as the big rescuer, “Yup, I’m going to do it. I’ll be the One to save humanity.”
It was all talk until the moment of truth showed up. Would He or wouldn’t He enter Mary’s womb?
Thankfully, Jesus was not a posturing. Praise God He was not acting like a poser. No. He said. He acted. And we have hope today because He did.
Our world needs hope, not mere words. Let’s follow Jesus by actually doing what He has told us to do, which by the way, will inspire others to do the same.

2020 Vulnerability

“The issue of faith is not so much whether we believe in God, but whether we believe the God we believe in.” R.C. Sproul
The vulnerability of Christ brought about the possibility of change into your world.
The moment Jesus decided to enter Mary’s womb at the human life conception stage, He was vulnerable. Jesus had given complete control of His life to someone other than Himself.
According to biblical law, Mary could have been stoned to death for committing adultery, which, of course, she hadn’t. But from a human perspective she had. And if she was stoned, Jesus would have died right along with her.
Joseph was told in a dream to flee to Egypt in order to protect Jesus as a child. If he hadn’t, Herod’s forces would have wiped Jesus out.
Jesus understands what it means to be vulnerable. So when the Word of God asks us to be completely vulnerable/transparent with another believer in Christ in order to see our lives transformed (James 5:16), He was talking from experience.
Listen and follow Jesus into vulnerability. If you do, your world can be changed for eternity.