If Jesus were sitting across from you at this very moment, what would happen, what do you think he would say to you? Several weeks ago, I ask myself this question and discovered a very interesting answer! There were a lot of things that came to my mind, but I eventually began to dwell on one thing in particular. I felt that Jesus might say to me: “I am not nearly as interested in what you do as I am, in why you do it!”
This really got me to thinking! I do a lot of stuff that I would put under the banner of “Service To The King!”, but I am not always so sure that I am doing that stuff for the right reasons. I am not always so sure that I am really doing it for service to the king. It may be more like service to myself or for myself and that is a very hard thing to admit. When I began to admit this to myself, all these areas of my selfishness began to open up and I felt sick to my stomach. I don’t want to be selfish, I don’t like being selfish, I want my service to the king to be pure and meaningful, because he is more than worthy.
This took me to a place of reflection, which took me to a place of repentance, which took me to a place of restoration! Jesus says: “Come to me all of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest!” When we come to him, honest with the mess that we are, he loves us, forgives us and restores us. He gives us strength to live a new and better life, a life that is blessed with his promises, presence, provision and power!
What do you think Jesus might say to you???