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Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus - April 24

  • 2013 Apr 24
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Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus

 

From Live Loved by Max Lucado

“This is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life.” - John 6:40

Our Part Is to Trust

It’s a simple promise. . . . Everyone who believes in [him] will have eternal life (John 3:15 NLT).

The simplicity troubles many people. We expect a more complicated cure, a more elaborate treatment. . . . We expect a more proactive assignment, to have to conjure up a remedy for our sin. Some mercy seekers have donned hair shirts, climbed cathedral steps on their knees, or traversed hot rocks on bare feet.

Others of us have written our own Bible verse: “God helps those who help themselves” (Popular Opinion 1:1). We’ll fix ourselves, thank you. We’ll make up for our mistakes with contributions, our guilt with busyness. We’ll overcome failures with hard work. We’ll find salvation the old-fashioned way: we’ll earn it.

Christ, in contrast, says: “Your part is to trust. Trust me to do what you can’t.”

By the way, you take similar steps of trust daily, even hourly. You believe the chair will support you, so you set your weight on it. You believe water will hydrate you, so you swallow it. You trust the work of the light switch, so you flip it. You have faith the doorknob will work, so you turn it.

You regularly trust power you cannot see to do a work you cannot accomplish. Jesus invites you to do the same with him. Just him. Not . . . any other leader. . . . Not even you.

You can’t fix you. Look to Jesus . . . and believe.

—From 3:16: THE NUMBERS OF HOPE

Lord, you have invited us to trust you for salvation and for everything we need. You’ve promised rest and restoration if we will simply trust in you. Teach us to trust you more. Forgive us when we struggle to do what you long to do for us, amen.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ. – Ephesians 2:4–5

Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. - Acts 2:21

His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue. - 2 Peter 1:3

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