Journal Entry by Wal Bennett
S – John 6:67-68 (NIV)
You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
O – Observation
Jesus had just been teaching in the synagogue. He had said that he was the bread of life. He had told the people that they needed to eat of this bread AND the religious folk weren't happy. His teaching brought challenge, conflict and often controversy.
Believing and committing to Christ, for those whom he has called, has always been a challenge. As a follower and a disciple it seems you will often be in conflict with the status quo.
A – Application
As a Christ follower, I am called to be different. As a disciple of Jesus, in the face of life’s challenges, I choose to: believe His word, accept His word and I agree to live by His word.
A challenge? EVERY DAY
Worth it? ABSOLUTELY
P – Prayer
Trusting in you for strength Lord, I commit here and now to continue to stay the course, even when challenge presents itself. Keep me by your grace so that when I eventually stand before you I hear a well done good and faithful ...... Amen (let it be).