Leap of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ
Chapter: New Beginnings (Pages 409-410)
If given a chance to change your life for the better in all ways, would you? Would you seize the opportunity to discover true happiness and contentment? If you could come to know the truth, would you embrace it?
I believe that just starting all over from the beginning of time would be so cool. I can only imagine what living in a new world would be like. The reality is that we can live in a New World. We have the chance to all come together and change the world. We have been given the gifts to get it done. We have all the knowledge that we need. We can create a New World.
What if we just forgot about all the bad TV and the news and were to dwell upon the real issues? What if we stopped believing in what we heard in the news and relied upon God to be our sole source of information?
I find the news to be controlling and deceptive. I find the write- ups and commentary to be far from the issues that really need to be addressed. I believe that politics and the economy are an issue, but that only goes so far… Realize that all of this campaigning and talk can be a major distraction from what is really taking place…
What is the real issue at hand? It is an issue of faith and conviction. This should be our central focus.
What if we could just go back in time and meet Jesus and hear His suggestions? Would people listen to Him? Would people be willing to let go of everything that they now know and attempt to understand who He is and what He desires for us? What do you think?
How many people could just forget about the religions and gods that they now believe in? How many people could just look for peace as opposed to war? What is the answer behind ending all of the religious wars? How many people would drop everything for a chance to hear Him speak? How many people would care? How many people would listen?
What if that invitation was presented to you, and you had chance to learn all of the answers to the questions about the Kingdom of God? Would you seize the opportunity? Would you clean your life up so that you could make sense of it all? Would you allow for Him to change your life?
What if Entry into a new life was given to you? What if we could live in the New Jerusalem? What would that be like? Would you find that cool or not? Do you think Jesus is cool? Do you think Jesus wants to help? Do you think that Jesus is the Savior? Do you believe that His Father, who is in heaven, created everything that we see? Do you believe in the Father and the creator of heaven and earth?
I will make you a promise. If you do, then you can make the changes that we need. But until it is real, you cannot.
Your invitation is on the table. I am asking you, as your brother in your trials and tribulations to trust me on this one… We need each other… We cannot live in the past any longer. Tomorrow is a new day.
Revelation 3:20 (nasb) says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.”