More understanding will be given
And they will have an abundance of knowledge!” Jesus (Matthew 13:12)
Many people have deep needs today. Jesus desires to help.
But sometimes they resist the help He wants to give. Maybe they are afraid. Maybe they don’t believe. Maybe they are angry with God because they think He is part of the problem or caused their problem.
I LOVE reading the Bible every day (and sometimes listening to an audio version).
Jesus explained the difference between people who listen and people who WON’T:
“For those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. That is why I use these parables.”
“For they look, but they don’t really see.
They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand.
“This fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah that says,
‘When you hear what I say
You will not understand
When you see what I do
You will not comprehend
For the hearts of these people are hardened
And their ears cannot hear
And they have closed their eyes –
So their eyes cannot see,
And their ears cannot hear,
And their hearts cannot understand,
And they cannot turn to me
And LET ME HEAL THEM.’
But, blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it, and they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.”
Jesus wants you to know all about Him, AND He wants to heal your heart.
But He doesn’t force Himself on you. He waits. He wants you to soften your heart and look for Him. Once you turn, you will notice many ways that He has been trying to get your attention – probably for a long time.
Jesus said “The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10
I pray you will open your eyes, open your ears, listen, understand, and turn to Him so that He can heal your heart and bring peace to your soul.
Day 17 of Encouraging people to Seek Jesus: 30 ways in 30 days
- Day 16: Jesus: Delusional, Liar, or God?
- Day 15: How’s Your Heart?
- Day 14: Too Smart for God?
- Day 13: Where can I Find Hope?
- Day 12: Our Designer
- Day 11: One essential to come to God
- Day 10: How does faith begin?
- Day 9: Faith in the midst of Adversity
- Day 8: Current State of the World
- Day 7: What does Jesus want from me?
- Day 6: The Critical Question
- Day 5: Best Invitation Ever
- Day 4: Freedom
- Day 3: My Stabilizing Factor
- Day 2: Knowledge of God and Blessing
- Day 1: Does it make sense to seek Jesus in 2014?