51 Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,
52 and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.
Today’s Inspiration: Caiaphas, the high priest prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation of Israel and not for this nation alone but that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad. John 11:51-52. Yet he had no Revelation of Jesus being the Messiah who would die to redeem the sins of the whole world. It’s like we read the truth, know the truth but no Revelation of the truth. It’s the Revelation that can cause conviction of our hearts to change and know deeply the heart of God for His children and His unconditional love beyond comparison.
It’s like we have faith but when testing comes, would we still have the courage and faith to trust Him to bring us out of troubled Waters?
Busyness, distractions, fears, addictions and the love of this passing world might deter us from following Jesus. The strength of our desire to respond to Jesus’invitation to serve Him depends on how much we trust in Him. Faith created and sustains the momentum that keeps us walking towards Jesus and this faith is a gift of the living, gracious God who not only enabled us to discern His voice but also to respond. John 6:37, 44, 63.
Until we hear, retain what we hear, persevere, we cannot reproduce. Luke 8:15. No matter the challenges we face, Jesus is able to help us overcome. Our faith in Christ gives us the spiritual desire to act on what we have discerned in Jesus’ words to us. Do not be like those who simply stop walking with Jesus when the going gets tough. Don’t abandon your journey with Jesus. He is the secret to a satisfying and fruitful life in God. Change your language from sickness to health, from lack to prosperity, from anger to peace. God be praised!