Daily Devotions based on the Sermon Series: “STRANGERS in the World”
Week 4 of 7: “Use the Right Currency!”
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He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. (1 Peter 1:20)
Lightbulb moments…you know those moments when a new idea comes into your mind…a moment you realized something for the first time…a moment that changed the course of your life.
Usually these moments come when some new information or insight is given to you. Someone or something changes your perspective, your way of thinking, your way of being and you never are the same.
Perhaps there are times you ask yourself, “Why did it take me so long to realize that?”
The world around us operates in a perspective that it can figure things out…everything out. “If science says it…I’ll believe it.” Science is a wonderful discipline and has and will provide many lightbulb moments to understand facets and intricacies of the world God created. But it won’t reveal everything. But if we think it will, we will miss the greatest “Light” bulb moment ever.
Unfortunately the world has pitted science against faith. It perpetuates that science is based on facts and faith is based on fantasy.
I beg to differ.
Peter packs a lot into this one verse further describing Jesus (remember the one who gives meaning and purpose to life…read yesterday’s devotion).
- He wasn’t a product of religious evolution, but existed and was chosen before the creation of the world. This is nice, but here’s more…
- He was REVEALED in these last times. He was made visible. He actually existed. People saw him. People interacted with him. He is a historical figure and lived in history.
Peter said in Acts 4:20: For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
- For YOUR sake. The life, death and resurrection of Jesus didn’t happen because God was bored and wanted to personally experience his creation…the good, the bad and the ugly. Rather God came for YOU. He revealed himself to YOU for your benefit and blessing. What was that? To redeem you “from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers” (1 Peter 1:18).
The moment God’s Spirit opens your heart and mind to receive Jesus as YOUR Savior is the most life changing “Light” bulb moments one could experience. It changes our perspective, our purpose and our eternity.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for revealing to me your son Jesus. May I never forget you did this for my blessing and benefit…to enjoy life with you now and forever. Use me to reveal Jesus to someone I know so your Spirit can give them a Lightbulb moment that will change their life. AMEN.