Friday, August 10, 2007

Jeremiah 5 & 6; John 12

John 12: 42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
44 Then Jesus cried out, "When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45 When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
47 "As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it. 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day. 49 For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say."

From the Healing Path by Dan Allender….To follow Jesus is to disturb, draw and direct others to the Father.

What keeps me from following Jesus? A lot of it is being afraid, feeling to close to an edge or ...or is it more wanting people to think highly of me…and being afraid of that?


Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Good quote from Dan A. and a good question for yourself (and me). Need to think on that...

Robert said...

yes to what barbara said sometimes during the day i get lil whispers it seems that tell me im getting it and to grasp it then i get caught up in the quandary of fear struggle indecision and all the other *junk* i need to let go of and habd to Him this just helps move me more in the rightr direction thanks becky

Smitty said...

Wow...I get it. I get it that to me there is fear in following Jesus and there is a feeling that I am standing on the edge about to fall. If I jump I will fall and fall and fall, not finding firm footing. We all want people to think highly of us...but that adds a lot of pressure and fear to the pressure and fear that already exists.