It’s Not a Game
“I chose you before I gave you life, and before you were born I selected you.” He did not need anyone to tell him what you were like. He already knew.
There is no need to be afraid of the fact God knows you. We can’t keep secrets from Him. We don’t have to sit with Him and answer multitudes of questions about our past. He knows everything about us and that can be reassuring. He knows the bad things about us. He knows the good things about us. Our motives, our character and our behaviors. So, when we come to our senses we can rest assured He understands us and knows what we need to put our lives on the right track.
The Bible says many times “Jesus knew” He knew peoples needs before they came to Him and told Him their stories. He knew when people were careless with the truth, making out things were different than they really were. He knew when His disciples complained behind His back. He knew when people were just playing lip service. He knew the varying needs of humanity as one by one people came to Him for healing and help.
He knew eventually he would be crucified for the sake of succeeding generations. He knew no one else could pay the price of sin and unlock the glory of Heaven. There is no more disastrous words in the Gospels than to hear His words Matthew 7:23 ‘You missed the boat. All you did was use me to make yourselves important. You don’t impress me one bit. You’re out of here.’
Please don’t play at recovery! Get serious about it and get to know Him as well as He knows you.
In your heart of hearts are you a trifle weary, Is there part of you your better self deplores?
Do you want the power to be a better person? If you want it–it’s yours!
Is your mind mixed up and are your thoughts in turmoil? Are you tired of fighting, are you sick of wars? Would you like some peace instead of inner conflict? If you want it–it’s yours!
Are you somewhat sad and wish that you were happy? Real contentment has a special set of laws; Joy is not for sale, it’s only found in Jesus; If you want it–it’s yours!
Lord help me not to be afraid to be in Your presence. Show me how to commit myself fully to You and get to know You as I walk the ‘Road to Recovery’ with You.