It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. Have you ever met someone who spent all of their time focusing on the life of someone else? They spend every waking moment trying to figure what ’so and so’ is doing with all of their time. Before you can tell them what you heard, they already know. This is the person who claims to know everyone’s business. Have you ever met someone who spent their time seeking the approval of others? No matter how much God does in this person’s life, (s)he does not respond unless his/her peers say so. This is the person who allows the opinions of man to control whatever (s)he does. Even if the Lord instructs him/her to do something else, this person will disobey God in order to remain amongst the crowd. Do you know anyone like this? Are you this person?
Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you. Do you realize in order for you to fully serve and obey the Lord, you must first know Him (personally) for yourself? You cannot know Him based on your grandparent’s or parent’s relationship. You must know Him for yourself. After performing many miracles, Jesus had the opportunity to sit down with His disciples to prick their brains. According to Matthew 16:13 - When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? Before this moment in time, the disciples were following the Lord wherever He went and doing whatever He instructed. I find it amazing how, as the disciples, we can have people surrounding us each and every day and they still not truly know who we are. My friend, forget what everyone else is saying, What About You? Who is Jesus the Christ to you?
My brother, my sister, after the Lord Jesus asked His disciples who the people said He was (Matthew 16:14), He then asked the question that each of us must answer for ourselves: He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? (Matthew 16:15) Do you realize there are people who have been in church most of their lives, but they cannot answer this question correctly? They know the Lord through the eyes of someone else. They attend church, not out of love for the Lord, out of habit and formality. Beloved, forget what everyone else is saying, What About You? Simon Peter answered the question with the best possible answer: And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (Matthew 16:16) Child of God, until you can answer the Lord’s question for yourself, you are not really living … you’re just alive.
WHO IS JESUS CHRIST TO YOU?
Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 16:17-19
May God Bless you at Your point of need!
Minister Darrick D. McGhee