Today: He comes to stay, not to go!
Passage: John 1
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,[d] who came from the Father, full of grace and
truth. (John 1, NIV)
20“Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you. (Rev 3, The Message)-
If someone comes to our house as a guest and then they plan to live there instead of leaving, how would that be?
Jesus is such a person. If you invite him, He will come and then stay with you. He never comes to just say “Hi” and go. He will atleast spent some time with us
In a world where many people do not want to live with the same person for life, people also tend to keep “one God” for sometime and then switch to something else later. I see people changing their perspectives on God very often
The God of the Bible, is a God of relationship- not just some kind of a relationship, but a long and lasting relationship
The other day, a retired person came to the work place. I just asked him, “you came to stay or go?”. He came to go, not stay
Zacheus wanted to see Jesus. Many people are interested to watch others without that person’s knowledge. That is why we have facebook, twitter etc., so popular. But with Jesus, it is different. He wants a two-way relationship
When Jesus spent a night with Zacheus, Zacheus became more like Jesus. I mean, he underwent a big change, in the direction of Jesus
Are we the influence on others, or we are being influenced by others?
Salt and light remains as they are and retains their quality in any circumstance
But light shines best in a dark place; salts tastes best with food that was prepared without salt.
Both of them create a positive influence in a negetive situation. You are a peace maker or a peace-breaker!
Is the Church influencing the world or vice-versa?
If we will remain as we are, in Christ, we will influence the world for good
Mary and Elizabeth met each other when both of them were carrying “miracle babies” in their womb. A greeting of Mary made the other baby “leap” in Elizabeths’ womb. Some greetings revive you; some do just the opposite!
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. (Luke
1, NIV)- From the song of Mary
God blesses those who are hungry/poor/needy in spirit. God is avoiding the (spiritually) rich among us and going to those who hunger and thirst for God, in other denominations. Getting jealous won’t do any good; humility will help
God bless you and help you!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for coming down for me, being my friend and brother and for staying with me, in me. This is the greatest privilege in my life, than having anyone else as my friend. I am proud of you. Thank you. Amen
“Jesus does not need a guest-room in your house; He needs room in your heart”