So Simple But So Very Hard

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.  John 1:12

It really is pretty simple.  Believe Jesus claims, then personalize the truth of who He is, and you have the right to become a child of God.  Believing His claims is not enough.  Making them your own proves acceptance.  

  • I believe Jesus is God.  And if He is God, then everything He does and says becomes of paramount importance.  
  • I believe Jesus is the Truth.  And if He is the Truth, there is no room for any argument.  Whatever He says is the way things are.  I am who He says I am.  He is who He says He is.  No identity apart from the one He has spoken over me is valid. 
  • I believe Jesus is the Way to the Father.  And if He is the way, it is an exclusive way.  There are no other gods, no other ways, and I accept this or perish.  
  • I believe Jesus is the Savior.  And if He is the Savior, then I need saving.  I own my sin and then embrace His sacrifice for myself.  
  • I believe Jesus is the Lord.  And if He is the Lord, then I am not. I give up all rights to autonomy, not for a day or a year, but forever.

Ah, so simple a message.  Believe, act on it, and live forever.  

You made it easy enough for a child.  You made it hard, impossible for those with pride and fragile egos.  How we need Your Spirit’s grace to bow in humility.  Even today.  Amen

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