Quiet Time With Jesus – God’s Idea

Saturday, 5 May 2018

I remember reading a story about a dog that was burnt to death after rescuing every member of his owner’s family from a fire. Surely the dog is aware of the danger and yet he was fearless.

Salvation is God’s idea. It is more than bringing someone to Christ but it is the first step. When the truth is revealed to a person, it brings him (or her) face to face with God Himself. The Holy Spirit empowers us to speak life and truth. The Holy Spirit guides us as we walk with a new believer. It is not about how much we know / teach / share but it is about how much we LOVE. Without love, our words are powerless.

Sanctification is also God’s idea. A pastor said that the Word of God is the breath of God. How wonderful! How marvelous! Just imagine: The Word is the oxygen. It enters the lungs, passes through the alveoli and into the blood. The oxygen is carried around the body in blood vessels. Our body needs oxygenated blood.

Paul said, 

The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
— Hebrews 4:!1-13

James said,

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
— James 1:22

Let’s imagine again: The oxygenated blood is carried around the body but the body doesn’t move… 

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

You are amazing! Everywhere I turn, I see You and Your marvelous hand at work! I see beauty! I see purpose! I see wonders! If we look carefully, we see miracles. We are so used to Your miracles of creation. We have taken You for granted. Open our eyes wider! Give us knowledge and understanding and revelation of Your wondrous truth. Use us to tell the world how wonderful You are! 

Father, we love You!

Lam Yee Ling