John 6:65-69 Then He said, “That is what I meant when I said that people can’t come to me unless the Father brings them to me.” 66 At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. 67 Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you going to leave, too?” 68 Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You alone have the words that give eternal life. 69 We believe them, and we know you are the Holy One of God.”
This has been the question since ancient times. The disciples knew the answer, although must be not all of them did. Verse 66 declares that many of His disciples turned away and deserted Him. Obviously Jesus had many more followers than just the 12. Thus, the preceding verse would suggest that those that left had not been brought by the Father. And leads to one of my favorite verses in all of scripture, “Lord, to whom would we go?” Who else would we go to? First thought, and most prominent today, is to ourselves. Let me ask you, how has that turned out for you? This is the definition the world wants us to believe. Their favorite self-made “scripture” is, “Gotta look out for number 1, no one else will.” Ok, I can believe this if we’re talking about flesh and worldly standards, but we’re not. Or not supposed to be anyway. If we truly have a relationship with our Savior, then this is ALL we need. He looks out for us. After all, He died for us. We need only to trust (faith) and concentrate on Him rather than ourselves. Now, lets take the world’s “scripture”. It’s actually right on with what it declares. The problem is that the deceiver changes it around in our minds. We take the wrong #1 perspective. When I was in high school I thought I knew everything. Everyone else was wrong except for me. Slowly this attitude changed, but the #1 did not. That part took much more coaxing by the correct Spirit. In fact without the destruction that satan had planned in my life, God would never have been able to change the situation for the good. What satan intends for harm, God will thwart into the good. Satan desired me dead. God knew that I could make a change for the good and carry out my purpose He had planned from the beginning. That’s why what satan had desired to shut up permanently, God would use for the benefit of the Kingdom.
WouId my attitude have changed? Would my love for someone other than myself have changed? Would my children, whom I did love, have seen a seen a shift in what was important? Would The Rush, which for what it’s worth says I have 830 users not counting Facebook followers, have been “invented”? Would I have met my soul in the female flesh form? Would I have the desire to present what the Spirit is leading me to present so that others may follow the tug of the Spirit on their heart? Would I have begun and then proceeded in wanting what God wants in my life as opposed to what Lance wants in my life? Would I have fallen in love with someone’s heart instead of what I’d always fallen in love with, their flesh? (this is female related as well, wanted to disclose that one. lol) And finally, summed up like this. To whom else would I go? (gotta love Peter)
Praise Jesus!!!! I feel more love than I’ve ever felt. The real love that God has always wanted us to feel. Not just feel, but KNOW! After all, I love all of you! Bless God!!