Posted by: bshelley | March 11, 2008

Seeking God’s Heart

Entry for March 06, 2008
Today’s Verse: Matthew 17:16 “I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.” NASB
I don’t know if it is still in the youth vernacular, but it used to be that someone who was pretending to be someone they are not was called a “poser”. I have been known to date myself with such references. One time quite a while back, I was trying to impress a classroom full of college students in Dallas where I was making a guest appearance. I referred to “Guess Who” jeans, which brought a chuckle from the instructor and confused looks from the students. I was “posing” as “hip”. Now I understand that it is not hip to be hip. Fine by me since “hipdom” always just escaped my grasp anyway. In today’s verse this desperate man had brought his son to the disciples hoping for a miracle. It was one that required the Master’s touch. Too often people seeking quality relationships and stability in their lives are looking to the wrong people or in the wrong places. Possibly they seek it in the church and hopefully they come on a Sunday when there is a good speaker or teacher and the singing is heavenly so they will want to come back, right? There is something in all that which tends to elude us in trying to put on a good show. The simple truth is that the truth is simple. We, as disciples are supposed to take people by the hand and lead them to Jesus. He is the only one who can meet the test of deepest desire for stability and relationship that will never disappoint. Only He can truly heal what needs healing. If we put our faith in anything except God, we are building on shifting sand. If we try to pose as something or someone we simply are not; we will be found out. We are not the real thing. Jesus is! We want hands firmly placed in His hands. There, will be found healing, joy and salvation. Jesus never disappoints. Let’s keep our focus and everyone else’s on Him.

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