My mother shared some simple, but priceless, wisdom with me today. I wanted to share it – simply – for anyone who may be struggling now. Perhaps the words seem incoherent to some, perhaps imperfectly explained, or too simple. If that is the case, then the perfect people will most certainly not need them and can just move on now. For anyone, anyone at all – Jesus Loves you.
Plant the seed – believe.
This is not a work.
God could be a liar, and you could still believe Him.
Or He could be Truth.
Either way you believe Him.
But if He is a liar, He won’t save you.
If He’s Truth, then He’ll stick to His promises – salvation.
You believe that Jesus paid it all –
Based on no evidence –
No “warm” feelings, no experience, no philosophy –
Only on His Words – The Bible.
There are two ends of the spectrum –
Sitting back and saying,
“God, do all the work –
Make the crop crow so that I have money to pay what I owe;
But I will not plant the seed.”
“No, little one, I told you to believe.”
“Belief is a work.”
“No. You can plant all the seed you want, but if I’m not the One to give the sun, the rain, the right temperatures, and everything else needed to grow healthy plants, then nothing will grow.”
On the other end of the spectrum is working to “prove one’s worth” to God and to try to merit his own salvation. The response is the same: “Believe.” He only asks one to believe.
One makes a choice in his head. But there’s a difference between head knowledge and heart choice. Choice is a choice. Knowledge is just knowledge. Feelings are one thing. Choice is an act of the will. My mother can choose to love me when I’m not lovable. That is a choice, an act of the will.
Thank you, Mum.
John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”