The other night I finished cleaning the kitchen, set the dishwasher and went to bed. The next morning I awoke and, as with every morning, I padded into the kitchen to start the coffee. As I neared my coffee station (yeah, that’s right…coffee station) my foot hit a puddle of water. Well…I do have my priorities and since nothing gets in the way of my coffee I put the pot on first and then investigated…the dishwasher had sprung a leak. Oh joy. My dislike for washing dishes is about as strong as my need for coffee…So…the first thing I did, after I had my coffee of course, was call the repairman. I didn’t have to think about what to do, it just came naturally.
Jesus said “Come unto Me”. As Believers, that should come naturally to us. The simplicity of those three words is so full of truth and comfort it could only be inspired by the Divine. And yes…Our willingness to do so speaks directly of our character and condition.
Matthew 28:18(ESV) And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
That alone is reason enough! Do I hear an Amen?!
And yet we still struggle with being real enough to follow through. How many times do we find ourselves making excuses for our sin, or explaining to God and others why we are the way we are?
In every degree in which you are not real, you will dispute rather than come, you will quibble rather than come, you will go through sorrow rather than come, you will do anything rather than come the last lap of unutterable foolishness – “Just as I am.” ~ Oswald Chambers
There are times we find ourselves way down a path when suddenly we have an “oops” moment. When we come to Christ it is an act of faith stirred deep within by the Spirit. Let us not stop short but abandon our all to Him.
Remember…It’s time to get real and obey Christ’s direction…”Come unto me”.