A PROVOCATIVE QUESTION
I have a rather provocative question… is this pie WHOLE? The answer… “Yes”. What makes it whole? Is it the fact that it isn’t missing any pieces? No, what makes this pie WHOLE, is that it is the end product of what the Baker had originally intended. In math if an image has all its parts (a pie for example), it is considered whole. If you take a piece away however…
WHO HAS TAKEN AWAY YOUR WHOLENESS?
In the book of John Jesus came across a man who had been ill for 30 years and unable to walk. What was Jesus’ first question to the man… “Will you be made whole?” (John 5:6) Jesus didn’t profess the man was healed until after the man decided that he would allow Jesus to help. Jesus is a gentleman and He will not force Himself on any man. The value we as readers need to see in this scripture is two fold:
- We were created in our ENTIRETY from the Creator. Just like the pie from the Baker, if we came out of our mother’s with the breath of life – we have been made in His Image. But what about the disabled? MADE IN HIS IMAGE. What about different races? MADE IN HIS IMAGE. It is only by way of the sin in this world that we are separated from God, and it is in this sin that unavoidably our pie is torn to pieces.
- Thanks to the sin in this world, our life experiences and the ignorant presumptions of others our wholeness becomes taken from us. It is only through our decision to forgive, let go, and allow the Lord to make us whole!
LET IT GO, LET GOD REMAKE YOU
When you consider all of the external influences in your life that have made an impression on your overall psyche, it is dizzying! Everyone everywhere taking a piece of your pie!
You have to CHOOSE to let Jesus do His work in you. In this picture the “you pie” is being torn in every direction and there is no glue that can put a cut pie back together. This pie would have to be SPIRITUALLY reassembled, just like new. A new creation.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Cor 5:17
A POWERFUL DECISION THAT JUST TAKES SECONDS
In a matter of 30 seconds or less you can make the decision to be “made whole”. As a blog writer one of my jobs is to read books and write reviews about the books that I have read, or am currently reading. (See yesterday’s post) A must have book that I have read recently: 30 Second Solution: Transform Your Body, Business, Relationship, and Life in Just Seconds at a Time by Ron Kardashian goes into great detail on the power our split second decisions make to our lives, how those decisions can make or break us – literally. The decision to allow the Lord to make you WHOLE takes only a matter of seconds – and those seconds can and will permanently change your life FOREVER.
“Jesus, I need you. I need wholeness in my life. I believe that you died and rose again, took my sin and because of you I am a new creation. I invite you to become the Lord of my life. Yes Lord, I receive you!”
WELCOME TO YOUR BORN AGAIN LIFE!!!
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Jessica Heilman is the mother of six children ages 16-1, lives in San Jose, California and has been married to Jeff Heilman for nearly 18 years. You can read their marriage testimony here at: We Decided to Get Married on Our First Date!