That You May Believe - Week 2 Recap
In Jesus' arrival as the Incarnate Christ, He reveals the Father's heart to accommodate His children. As His creation we could not reach Him, so He reaches down to us. He comes down to our level as a parent gets on the floor with a child. This accommodation is full disclosure of the Father's heart for us, and in this disclose, Jesus reveals that the Father has a plan for all of our lives. No parent worthy of being called father would want his child wandering aimlessly and purposeless through life. So, the question is, how do we discover this God direction for our lives?
The term discover is intentional because as we read Jesus' words to His disciples in John 1:38, "What are you seeking?" we realize that His plan for our life is more discovered than instantaneously revealed. As the adage goes, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." But you can feed the horse salt, and he will want to drink on his own. That is precisely what Jesus does. He leads His disciples into the path of life He has set for them through a greater understanding of who He is. This discovery starts with an understanding of who Jesus is and what life in relationship with Him looks like.
So, what are you seeking? – let the conversation concerning God's direction start there?
The disciples in John 1:38 want Jesus' physical address; Jesus wants their hearts. Jesus lovingly yet straightforwardly leads them in that direction. Maybe you're filled with anxiety regarding direction for your life, follow Jesus, lean into Him, rest in Him, and He will lead you. We don't discover direction by seeking direction; We discover it through seeking Christ.
Let's keep the conversation going. Use the following questions to discuss with your family, friends, or discussion group.
1. If Jesus were to ask of you, "What are you seeking?" as it relates to your life, how would you honestly answer? Has He called you to "come and see" and how have you responded?
2. What is your greatest fear regarding your future plans? Are you struggling with trusting God for present and future direction for your life? How do trust and rest replace fear and worry?
3. What could you give to God today that would bring rest in your life because "God has this."
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