Friday, October 3, 2008

What Do You Really Believe About Jesus?

What do you really believe about Jesus?

I was reading this morning in Luke 9 where Jesus asked His disciples, "Who do the crowds say I am?" After giving several answers all to Him being a prophet of God, Jesus then asks them, "Who do you think I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."

As I pondered this passage, I noticed something. Before Jesus asked this question He had been alone praying. (vs 18a) Jesus knew He was going to ask this question even before the disciples joined Him.

This made me ponder the importance of the question further than I have previously. I have read this question several times and have even put myself in the disciples place. After all they had seen up to that point, how could they not all believe He was the Christ!

Again I asked, why was this question so important that it came after an alone time of prayer with God? Because we should be asking it today!

I had to ask myself, "What do I really believe about Jesus?"

I believe He is God's Son. So why am I not telling more people?

I believe He is my Savior. Do I act like He has saved me from sin or do I still hang on and roll around in it?

I believe that one day He is coming back for His people. If I really believe that then why am I so focused on the worries of this world?

I believe that through faith in Jesus I am His Bride. So why do I act like an old sitcom housewife and not spend time with Him or complain about my life?

Ladies, this world does not believe that Jesus is who Peter said He was, or even what the crowds believed about Him. Most of the world does not even believe He was a prophet. Some do not believe that He is real. And some, having no fear, even call Him imaginary and mock Him. Doesn't this either break your heart or make you angry?

It is time for this question again.

What do you really believe about Jesus?
Then lets live like we do!

Love Pamela


Chatty Kelly said...

Amen, Pamela. That said it all.

Nicole said...

Amen sister! Very challenging and thought provoking!

Hope your back is doing better!


Kimberly said...

This is a fantastic question we all need to ask ourselves as Christians! And not only ask ourselves, but do what you just did...examine our hearts and lives to see if we are living what we believe.

Sadly, there are so many things I say I believe about Him, but I sure don't live like it! Thanks for this reminder today to not only live what I believe but to also be sure I know what I believe!

On Purpose said...

Woo-hoo! You go girl...for you are standing up tall for what you believe in! Thank you for encourging us all to do the same!

Elizabethd said...

Challenging, Pamela. Thank you for those thoughts.

Edie said...

I love that Peter answered without hesitation. He knew who Jesus was and the hope that He brought. Even though he himself would fail to be all that he wanted to be for his Lord, Jesus would never fail him, and does not fail us... amen.

My ADHD Me said...

You're coming through loud and clear. I don't see you, but I hear you speaking to me.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Love your blog!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Just found your blog...I will be back for more visits :)

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Great post! I love the revelation that Jesus asked that very important question after much prayer. Were they ready to answer Him? And was He ready to hear their answers?

kmspeaking said...

I love this post. I realize that I say I "believe in" Jesus. Yet, when trials occur, I often act as if I do not "believe" Jesus.

Thanks for making me think this through. Hope your back is feeling better too!

Beverly said...

This is what we need to ask ourselves everyday as he takes us through our peaks and valleys. He will show us what we believe by what He does in and through our lives. Thanks for the post.

Love ya and see you tomorrow night