Jesus is on sale- don’t forget your coupon!!
Can you buy it?
Can I buy part of His kingdom or some element of His peace?
“When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.” – Acts 8: 18-21
If it could be bought, traded or in any other way bartered then God would not be Love.
I have NOTHING of any value that I could possibly give God and that is the only way to get close to Him. Why?
Because the Love He has is above and beyond anything we could possibly imagine. Your effort cant buy it, your money cant buy it and no amount of work can ever amount to a hill of beans with Him.
To get the heart right is to see the overwhelming and solitary need and to understand that only at the foot of the cross will that need be met because only at the foot of the cross was Love poured out.
You bring broken pieces, pieces that in and of themselves could never amount to anything and He, OH friend the things He can do with those broken pieces.
For Free!! He took my baggage and broken pieces and created a being I could never have imagined, and He did it for FREE! The funny thing is the more I tried the more my pieces broke! LOL- God is funny that way.
Put your money away, put your effort away, forget about what you can “DO” and the beauty that He will create on the path of life will astound you!
Here is the key STOP trying and START Being!
It doesnt matter now much you go to church! God doesnt care how much money you put in the plate! The works you do Mean Absolutely NOTHING!
The more you lean on His act and the less you lean on your acts the more you will be able to LOVE others like He LOVED!