by Toni Birdsong
In this verse Jesus was speaking to Nicodemus, a respected member of the Jewish council. Nicodemus was a scholar who knew the law of the scriptures inside out but—who like the other Pharisees—lived his life clueless about the Love (intent) of the scriptures.
But deep down Nicodemus knew. His soul reckoned that knowledge did not equate to salvation. He knew there was more to the God of the scriptures than that. So he sought Jesus out to satiate his aching need to know more of God. And when his heart collided with Truth, Nicodemus was a changed man.
When God is calling a heart nothing can stop His message of love: not culture, law, peers, punishment, force, or humiliation. Nothing.
You see, God’s love insists.
The secret to sharing Jesus online is to let God do the heavy lifting. He is drawing hearts all around you—even those like Nicodemus you may have chucked into the “impossible” pile. God allows us the privilege to witness transformation in others but in no way lays the responsibility of the supernatural process upon us. Our job is to faithfully pray, seek, and speak as the Holy Spirit leads.
Are there impossible people in your life you’ve given up on? Will you re-commit to pray for them today? (You may even want to reach out to them with an encouragement today if they are in any of your social networks . . . just a thought.)
Post/Tweet this today:
Never, never, never quit praying for the people around you. God’s love pursues the impossible. #LiveSticky