DayBreaks for 12/04/14 – Things Jesus Will Never Say

DayBreaks for 12/04/14 –Things Jesus Will Never Say

From the DayBreaks archive, December 2004:

Have you ever felt that you were asking too much from someone?  Have you ever felt that others were asking too much of you – either at work, at home, in a friendship, or in your church?  Sometimes people will tell you that you’ve asked too much.  Sometimes our confidence can be misplaced.

In Lion and Lamb, Brennan Manning wrote about the confidence that we can have in Christ: Again it is the saints, the extravagant lovers of God and people, who challenge us to push our confidence to extreme limits.  Paul writes in 1 Timothy 1:14-15: “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.  Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst.”

In modern times, some have said: “The good Lord is more eager to pardon a repentant sinner than a mother to rescue her child from a fire.”  Others said, “Our sins are grains of sand beside the great mountain of the mercies of God.”  Still another put it this way: “The moment we ask forgiveness, God throws our sins over His shoulder.  He forgets them, He annihilates them; they shall never reappear.”

Paul says we need to give FULL acceptance to the reason Christ came – to save sinners – and each of us is the worst.  One thing that I don’t believe we’ll ever hear from Jesus would be that we were ever too reckless in abandoning our hope and trust to Him, that we confided too much in Jesus, that we trusted in Him more than we should have, or that we hoped for too much from Him.  If anything, Christ might say to us, “Why did you not trust me more?  Why did you not believe in me completely, in simple, child-like faith?”

What do you think Jesus would say to you about your faith?

PRAYER: Let us abandon ourselves fully to hoping in You, Jesus! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

NOTE: Galen is a missionary with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) and must raise his own support.  DayBreaks is free – but if you wish to help support his mission work, you may donate (one-time or recurring) by going to this link, then scroll down until you see SUPPORT MISSIONARIES section.  Below that header, on the left, scroll and then find and click on “Galen Dalrymple” and you’ll be taken to where you can make your donation.  If you prefer to donate via check, you may do so by writing your check payable to Medical Ambassadors International and put S090 in the “memo” field. Mail the check to Medical Ambassadors International, P.O. Box 1302, Salida, CA 95368.  MAI is a 501.c.3 organizations so all donations are tax deductible and Medical Ambassadors takes NO administrative fees of any kind out of your donations!

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