Jesus came to earth to straighten things out.
I am unable to function in a Godly fashion unless I am overwhelmed with Him.
Many of the things Jesus told us to do are flat out impossible. They go entirely against natural instincts.
And this is the point of today’s entry: the natural man gets it wrong.
I want to avenge those who wrong me. It wasn’t deserved. They over-reacted.
But Jesus says that I must.
The teachings of Jesus were painfully clear at times. I say, painfully, because the reader doesn’t want to believe what he/she is reading. You want me to do what??
But back I go to recognizing that in my own strength (naturally) I can’t perform at the level He would require of me. Therefore, I am drawn to my need for His help.
I must live my life in a tight relationship to Him. That relationship must be ongoing.
If my relationship to Him is loose than surely things will come along to reveal that looseness.
I like to ask God, “What do You want me to do?”
But it behooves me to also ask, “Will You please give me a strength this day that is embedded in You?”
I can do it His Way if He is in charge of everything I do.