Luke 24:38-39 - "And he said to them, 'Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.'
Why are you troubled? (Got troubles?)
Why do you doubt? (Got doubt?)
Why do you_________ (fill in the blank)
Do you think you cannot "grasp" Jesus?
Is He ethereal? A mist? A ghost?
Where do you think Jesus is?
Up in the sky? Floating in space? Not real? Dead?
People cannot get past their trouble and difficulties because they cannot properly identify with Jesus.
Many want to believe but they have lots of baggage to shed in the way of improper theology, doctrine, preaching, and negative religious experiences.
Jesus makes it simple. He is not complicated, nor are the facts and truth about Him.
Jesus' advice is to simply reach out and lay hold of Him.
Since He is physically seated at the right hand of God, then we must learn to do this in spirit and soul (mind).
Calling out to Him is sufficient.
Do so and you will be be blessed. Even with the smallest faith you can muster, simply call out to Him and ask Him to become a part of your life.
We must all begin somewhere.
Blessed are those who believe without seeing.
So, what's your need today? Physical sickness? Finances? Relationships? Addiction?
How about fear? It's number one in my experiences with people. Fear. It will cause other illnesses. It will bring about premature death. It will eat your lunch.
Fear kills faith and you must reverse that priority. You are polarized. Your spiritual "poles" are reversed.
Jesus can do that and much more for you today.
Need help? Let's talk.
Keepin' it Real,
Pastor Kevin <><