Is This the Most Important Question of Your Life?

  • The Most Important Question of Your Life

​Did you know that Jesus’ first teaching and prophecy about the Church was centered on a question?

The Holy Spirit is asking us the same question today. It could be the most important question of you life…

  • “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah…” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” (Mt. 16:13-19)

Just like today, people had different views of Jesus.

Some thought of him like John the Baptist, a holiness preacher with great dedication who fearlessly spoke the truth…

​​Others saw him like Elijah, a prophet confronting the powers of darkness with supernatural power…

​​And yet others viewed him like Jeremiah, the weeping prophet of compassion who tenderly cared for the people…

After hearing what people said (the general opinion), Jesus asks his disciples directly: But who do you say that I am?

Think about that simple but powerful question—because how you are answering this question affects you now and forever.

Your answer determines whether or not you will run to Him in your weakness (facing sin and boredom) and how you process your past, present and future…

The Most Important Thing About You

On his book The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer states that what you think about God is the most important thing about you…

​​He further says:

  • “The most revealing thing about the Church is found in her ideas of Jesus. Her most significant message is what she says about Him or leaves unsaid. A hundred lesser evils are caused by this one great lack of the knowledge of God.”

The most important question is: what do you think about Jesus?

Focus on the question, not on the answer Peter gave…

Imagine Jesus asking you: What do you think about me? What do you think I am like?

What is your paradigm (concept, idea) of God?

​​How do you imagine Him to be toward you, when you are quiet and alone? Or when you sin… even after you repented… who do you think Jesus is (or feels for you) during those times?​​

​​How you are answering those questions is defining your life…

​​And all of us (internally) are answering those questions… our paradigm of God is defining our emotional health.

Tozer said it before, and it is still true today, the most neglected subject in the kingdom of God is God Himself…

We love to talk about relationship skills, leadership principles, economic principles, ministry skills and how to be happy—all great subjects, I teach some of them myself—but what about HIM?

What about the unending riches Christ? (Eph. 3:8). What about the glory of God that shines in the face of Jesus? (2 Cor. 4:6).

It’s time to turn our focus back to the Lord and embrace the excellencies of knowing Him—if we do, HE will become our magnificent obsession.

By | 2018-01-23T01:32:35+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Spiritual Fuel|0 Comments

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