Quiet Time with Jesus – I believe

Sunday, 6 December 2015

I am thinking about the different groups of people who do not believe (or do not want to believe yet) that Jesus is sent by God to give us LIFE.

One group is - the wealthy, successful, self-sufficient. They believe in themselves, their own abilities, their own strength, believing that they themselves can solve all problems.

Another group is - people who see themselves as sinners beyond forgiveness. They think that God cannot and will not forgive them. They continue as they are and hope for the best. Some turn to death to get out of their pain and suffering.

Another group is – people who believe that they have been blessed by other gods. They are afraid that their gods will punish them if they turn to Jesus.

Yet, some people think that they must know the Bible first … Some people think that they must ‘repent’ by doing good works first … Some people think that they must wait until their parents or grandparents have died first … Some people think that they must not turn to Jesus because that decision would hurt their loved ones.  

The people during the time when Jesus walked on planet earth asked Him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”

John 6:29

Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: TO BELIEVE in the One He has sent.”

The people asked for miraculous signs so that they may see and believe. Today, people are still asking for miraculous signs so that they may see and believe that Jesus is the One God sent to save the world.

Jesus said,

For the Bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and GIVES LIFE to the world.
— John 6:33

All God wanted to give is LIFE (not death) – ETERNAL LIFE (not eternal death).

Jesus declared, 

I am the BREAD OF LIFE. He who comes to ME will never go hungry, and he who BELIEVES IN ME will never be thirsty.
— John 6:35
 

 

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

Open the eyes of all the people You send us to – so that they may see and BELIEVE that You have sent JESUS to give them LIFE.

Jesus said, 

For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him who sent me.
— John 6:38

Jesus also said, 

For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and BELIEVES in Him shall have ETERNAL LIFE, and I will raise him up at the last day.
— John 6:40

Father, come and help those who think they can run on their own to gain LIFE. They do not realize that they are running on roads that are dead ends. Send us to help them take the way that leads to LIFE – there is only one way to God and that is through faith in Christ.

Amen!

Song
One Way - Hillsong

I lay my life down at Your feet; Cause You’re the only one I need; I turn to You and You are always there; In troubled times it’s You I seek; I put You first that’s all I need; I humble all I am all to You;

One way, Jesus; You’re the only one that I could live for;
One way, Jesus; You’re the only one that I could live for;

You are always, always there; Every how and everywhere; Your grace abounds so deeply within me; You will never ever change; Yesterday today the same; Forever till forever meets no end;

One way, Jesus; You’re the only one that I could live for; (4x)

You are The Way, The Truth and The Life; We live by faith and not by sight for You; We’re living all for You; (4x)

One way, Jesus; You’re the only one that I could live for; One way, Jesus; You’re the only one that I could live for;

YL: Yes, I BELIEVE – Jesus, You are the only way! Amen!

Lam Yee Ling

Not my will but Yours be done. Amen.