“ONE TRUE HIGHER POWER”
Luke 9:20 “What are you saying about me? Who am I?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.”
People have many different opinions about Jesus and His teachings. Thousands subscribe to Him being him being a great teacher and even a renowned religious leader. His moral stature is highly regarded and many do not deny His place in history. Undoubtedly the average person is willing to go as far as acceptance of Jesus but are reluctant to accept His teachings to strike at their conscience and cause soul searching.
C.S. Lewis wrote “I am trying to prevent anyone saying the really foolish things people often say: “I am ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.”
Jesus claimed to be God. He didn’t leave any option open. His claim must be either true of false. The vital question for us all today is “Who do we say He is?” For me the answer is simple He is my One True Higher Power. I tried recovery without Him, and failed. Then in 1989 I committed my life to His care and control and everything in my character and in my life changed – for the better!
“The One who comes from above is head and shoulders over other messengers from God. The earthborn is earthbound and speaks earth language; the heavenborn is in a league of his own. He sets out the evidence of what he saw and heard in heaven. No one wants to deal with these facts. But anyone who examines this evidence will come to stake his life on this: that God himself is the truth. “The One that God sent speaks God’s words. And don’t think he rations out the Spirit in bits and pieces. The Father loves the Son extravagantly. He turned everything over to him so he could give it away–a lavish distribution of gifts. That is why whoever accepts and trusts the Son gets in on everything, life complete and forever! And that is also why the person who avoids and distrusts the Son is in the dark and doesn’t see life. All he experiences of God is darkness, and an angry darkness at that.” John 3:31-36
What The Bible Says
If you seek God, your God, you’ll be able to find him if you’re serious, looking for him with your whole heart and soul. Deuteronomy 4:29
We had just told the king, “Our God lovingly looks after all those who seek him, but turns away in disgust from those who leave him.” Ezra 8:22
The poor in spirit see and are glad– Oh, you God-seekers, take heart!
Starting from scratch, he made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him. He doesn’t play hide-and-seek with us. He’s not remote; he’s near. We live and move in him, can’t get away from him! One of your poets said it well: ‘We’re the God-created.’ Well, if we are the God-created, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to think we could hire a sculptor to chisel a god out of stone for us, does it? Acts 17:26-29
“Seek God, not happiness
– this is the fundamental rule of all meditation. If you seek God alone, you will gain happiness:
that is its promise.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Prayer: Lord I believe, heal my unbelief. Quicken my faith and draw me closer to You.