“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” John 4:29 (NIV)
Show Yourself To Me
My life was a mess. I was living a life that was going nowhere. I was lost and unwilling to ask for directions. I was walking down a dark path that led away from you. I don’t know why I thought I knew it all. I was living a self-centered, self-indulgent and self-sufficient life. I’m not sure why I thought I did not want or need anyone’s help. Why is that? My life was reaping the wages that I was sowing. I was living a sinful life that was paying back death. What did that look like? I was using others as I was being used. I was living for my own comfort and pleasure. The funny thing is that I was not experiencing much comfort and pleasure. That doesn’t sound funny. No, it wasn’t. It was painful. It was more ironic than funny, that I was living for comfort and pleasure and being wounded as a result. I was being harmed and hurt as I was hurting and harming others. But, you got my attention. How so? My life could only take so much bruising and battering. In my brokenness, I cried out to you. I asked you to show yourself to me. Yes, you did.
You did what I wanted you to do. What was that? I was calling you to come to me. I wanted to show myself to you. I wanted you to come and see me and the new life that I wanted to give to you. That’s exactly what you did. I did get your attention. You got a lot more than my attention. Say more about that. You got my whole life. You got me. I turned away from my old life. I told you that I wanted to leave my sinful life. I said that I wanted to follow you as my Savior and Lord. Yes, you did. That is what I have been doing. I have been following you as my Savior and Lord. I have been going where you guided me. I have been doing what you asked of me. It is now my delight to know and do your will. I will never tire of coming to you. I will never grow weary of seeing what you want to show me. I will keep on coming to you. I will draw near to you as I know that you will draw near to me. It will always be the priority of my life to make a time and a place to meet with you. That will be very good. You are my Savior and Lord. You are my God and King. Yes, I am.
Lord, you made it possible for me to come to you. You gave me an interest and created an opportunity for me to come to see you. You gave me a hunger and thirst for you and the new life you had for me. Use me to help others to come to give their lives to you. Amen
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