Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Thought of the Day !!

Then Jesus demanded, "What is your name?"  And he replied, "My name is Legion, because there are many of us inside this man."  Then the evil spirits begged him again and again not to send them to some distant place. – Mark 5:9-10 (NLT)

This is the story about how Jesus comes to the region of the Gerasenes and confronts a mad man who's been living in a cemetery.  This man is filled with demons, and they know that Jesus is the Son of God.  They know His power.  And they are obedient to him when he sends them out of the man and into a herd of pigs that are nearby.  

Even the demons are obedient to Jesus.  Yet I have to ask myself, "How often is it that I'm not?"  

We all know Jesus as loving, so much so that he willingly died for our sins.  We've all heard the scriptures that tell us about the character of Jesus and how he taught us.  We've felt the mercy of His saving grace (hopefully).  But do we realize that obedience to Him is one of the essential foundations of our Christian lives in much the same way obedience to parents is for small children?  

He knows what's best for us.  He knows how our lives interact with His other brothers and sisters.  He knows what we need and what will fulfill us and bring us joy.  He also knows what will bring us down.  So lets take some time to search for the ways that we're not being obedient.  That's the first step to actual change.

In the love of Christ,



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