Words in Red are excerpts from my journal as I have been taking the words of Jesus and letting them speak directly to my own heart.
John 6:61 “Does this offend you?”
Lord Jesus, I honestly have to admit that there have been many times that I have been offended by You. When I was a young, immature Christian everything about You seemed so neat and tidy. Before long, I started creating a nice doctrine where You answer every prayer the way I pray it, and behave according to my interpretation of how God should behave.
Fortunately and unfortunately, You are not containable in a theological box of my creation. The only way You could mature me and bring me to a deeper understanding of Who You are was to smash the box.
I remember one time when You didn’t answer my prayers regarding something really big. When the opposite of what I prayed for happened, I thought I wouldn’t make it. I thought John and I would be ruined – and I was offended by You.