A passive bone in Jesus’ body?

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2023

“There’s not a passive bone in Jesus’ body.  Indeed, He’ll never force anyone to follow Him.  And make no mistake about it, He’s on a rescue mission and will cross hell and high water to get to us. . . .  Goodness and mercy chase after us all the days of our lives because He loves us.”- Susie Larson

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.”- Revelation 3:20 (ESV)

Susie Larson concludes Chapter 1 of Closer Than Your Next Breath as she cautions that we must not think that Jesus passively waits for us to tear down the walls we’ve built.  Or unlock our doors and release the self-protection systems we’ve put in place.  Because Jesus pursues us to save us – He loves us.

Therefore, Susie exhorts:

“Whether this feels true or not, it is true: we have a heavenly Father who will cross every barrier to help us heal, that we might more fiercely trust Him and believe.

We live in the tension of pain and hurt, which dims our view of God and the wonder of our experiences with a far kinder God than we ever imagined Him to be.  If we live suspicious of His goodness, we may miss His goodness when it comes.  But make no mistake about it.  His goodness has come and is coming.”

In conclusion, Susie counsels that Satan, the Enemy of your soul, wants your heartache to hold you captive.  However, Jesus serves as our advocate.  Hence, Jesus leads us into all truth.  As a result, the truth enables us to live truly, sincerely, profoundly free.

Above all, Susie finds it amazing how a redemptive perspective can change your day.  As well as your health.  Sometimes God brings us back to a memory so we can interpret that memory redemptively.  And at other times, God provides new experiences that eclipse and help heal the past.  So, enjoy God’s presence and respond to His voice!

Today’s question: What tells you there’s not a passive bone in Jesus’ body?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “The gospel = so much more!”

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