God, Identity In Christ

The Jesus way

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We have our way of doing things. And Jesus has His way of doing things.

Our ways are always worldly and self-centered. Jesus’ ways are always eternal and God-centered.

Take the feeding of the 5,000 for example in John  6.  When the crowds gathered, his disciples didn’t have a way.  They thought the people should all go home and feed themselves.

When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”

Andrew found a young boy with five small barley loaves and two fishes. He gave them to Andrew and Andrew gave them to Jesus.

Taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. – Matthew 14:13-21

The Jesus way of doing things is not our way. In fact, Jesus doesn’t even want us to try our way.  His desire is for us to allow His life to flow through us and out of us in love to others. If we do that it won’t leave any room for our ways.

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